Hawks are a group of medium-sized diurnal birds of prey of the family Accipitridae which are widely distributed and varying greatly in size.
- The subfamily Accipitrinae includes goshawks, sparrowhawks, the sharp-shinned hawk and others. These are mainly woodland birds with long tails and high visual acuity, hunting by sudden dashes from a concealed perch.
- In the Americas, members of the Buteo group are also called hawks; these are called buzzards in other parts of the world. Generally buteos have broad wings and sturdy builds. They are relatively larger winged, shorter-tailed and soar more extensively in open areas than accipiters, descending or pouncing on their prey rather than making fast horizontal pursuit.
The terms accipitrine hawk and buteonine hawk may be used to distinguish the two types, in regions where hawk applies to both. The term "true hawk" is sometimes used for the accipitrine hawks, in regions where buzzard is preferred for the buteonine hawks.
All these groups are members of the Accipitridae family, which includes the hawks and buzzards as well as kites, harriers and eagles. Some authors use "hawk" generally for any small to medium Accipitrid that is not an eagle.
The hawk is a predatory bird.
Hawk or The Hawk may also refer to:
Hawk (G.I. Joe)
Hawk (also released as General Hawk, General Tomahawk, General Abernathy, and G.I. Joe Hawk) is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline, comic books and cartoon series. He is one of the original members of the G.I. Joe Team, and debuted in 1982 as a Missile Commander, but was later promoted to full commander of the team. Hawk is portrayed by Dennis Quaid in the 2009 live-action film G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
The Hawk was a cyclecar built in Detroit, Michigan by the Hawk Cyclecar Company in 1914. The Hawk was belt-driven with a 9/13 hp V-twin engine. The vehicle was advertised for $390, and could seat two passengers side-by-side. It had a distinctive sloping bonnet line.
Hawk (Big Hawk album)
HAWK is the second studio album by Rapper Big Hawk also known as HAWK.
Hawk is the third collaborative studio album by Scottish indie pop singer Isobel Campbell and American alternative rock musician Mark Lanegan, released on 24 August 2010 on V2 Records. Recorded throughout the United Kingdom and the United States, Hawk features a number of guest musicians, including folk singer Willy Mason, bassist Bill Wells and former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha.
Hawk (TV series)
Hawk is a crime drama series starring Burt Reynolds, which aired on ABC from September 8, 1966 to December 29, 1966. The series was Reynolds' first starring role in a television series since leaving Gunsmoke the previous year.
Hawk is the surname of:
- A. J. Hawk (born 1984), professional football player for the Green Bay Packers
- David L. Hawk, American management theorist, architect, and systems scientist
- Jeremy Hawk (1918–2002), English actor
- Susan Hawk, contestant on Survivor: Borneo and Survivor: All-Stars
- Susan Hawk (district attorney) (born c. 1970), Dallas County District Attorney
- Tony Hawk (born 1968), professional skateboarder
Hawk (plasterer's tool)
A hawk or hod is a tool used to temporarily hold a portion of a viscous material, so that the user can repeatedly, quickly and easily get some of that material on the tool which then applies it to a surface. A hawk consists of a board about 25 cm (9 inches) square with a perpendicular handle fixed centrally on the reverse. The user holds the hawk horizontally with the non-dominant hand and applies the material on the hawk with a tool held in the dominant hand.
Hawks are most often used by plasterers along with a finishing trowel to apply a smooth finish of plaster to a wall. Brick pointers use a hawk to hold mortar while they work. Hawks are also used to hold joint compound for skim coating.
Hawk, in comics, may refer to:
- Hank Hall, the Hawk in the team Hawk and Dove
- Hawk (Indian comic), an Indian comic book
It may also refer to:
- Blackhawk (DC Comics), a DC Comics character
- Cap'n Hawk, a Marvel Comics character better known as Blue Eagle
- Darkhawk, a Marvel Comics character
- Evilhawk, a Marvel Comics supervillain and enemy of Darkhawk
- Firehawk (comics), a DC Comics superheroine
- Gunhawks, a pair of Marvel Comics Western characters
- Hawkeye (comics), a Marvel Comics suephero and member of the Avengers
- Hawkgirl, a DC Comics superheroine
- Hawkman, a DC Comics superhero
- Hawkwoman, a DC Comics superheroine
- Nighthawk (comics), a number of comic characters
- Psi-Hawk, a Marvel New universe character
- Shadowhawk, an Image Comics anti-hero
- Silverhawks (comics), a Star Comics title based on an animated TV show
- Skyhawk (comics), a Marvel Comics character
- Starhawk (comics), a Marvel Comics character
- Warhawk (comics), a number of comic characters
Hawk or The Hawk is the nickname of:
- Andre Dawson (born 1954), American baseball player nicknamed "The Hawk"
- Barry Hawkins (born 1979), English professional snooker player nicknamed "The Hawk"
- Coleman Hawkins (1904–1969), American jazz saxophonist
- Connie Hawkins (born 1942), former National Basketball Association player and Harlem Globetrotter known as "The Hawk"
- Ronnie Hawkins (born 1935), American rockabilly musician also known as "The Hawk"
- Ben Hogan (1912–1997), American golfer nicknamed "The Hawk"
- Howard Winchel Hawk Koch (born 1945), American film producer and former road manager for The Supremes and The Dave Clark Five
- Harry Lee McGinnis (born 1927), American making an around-the-world walking tour
- Ken Harrelson (born 1941), American baseball player and sportscaster nicknamed "The Hawk"
- Robert Dale Hawk Taylor (1939–2012), American Major League Baseball catcher
- David J. Hawk Wolinski (born 1948), American keyboardist, songwriter and record producer
Hawk is the fourteenth book in Steven Brust's Vlad Taltos series, set in the fantasy world of Dragaera. It was published in 2014. Following the trend of the series, it is named after one of the Great Houses, and the personality characteristics associated with that House are integral to its plot.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Hawk \Hawk\, v. t. To raise by hawking, as phlegm.
Hawk \Hawk\, v. i. [W. hochi.] To clear the throat with an audible sound by forcing an expiratory current of air through the narrow passage between the depressed soft palate and the root of the tongue, thus aiding in the removal of foreign substances.
Hawk \Hawk\ (h[add]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hawked (h[add]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. Hawking.]
To catch, or attempt to catch, birds by means of hawks trained for the purpose, and let loose on the prey; to practice falconry.
A falconer Henry is, when Emma hawks.
To make an attack while on the wing; to soar and strike like a hawk; -- generally with at; as, to hawk at flies.
A falcon, towering in her pride of place, Was by a mousing owl hawked at and killed.
Hawk \Hawk\, n. [W. hoch.] An effort to force up phlegm from the throat, accompanied with noise.
Hawk \Hawk\, v. t. [Akin to D. hauker a hawker, G. h["o]ken, h["o]cken, to higgle, to retail, h["o]ke, h["o]ker, a higgler, huckster. See Huckster.] To offer for sale by outcry in the street; to carry (merchandise) about from place to place for sale; to peddle; as, to hawk goods or pamphlets.
His works were hawked in every street.
Hawk \Hawk\ (h[add]k), n. [OE. hauk (prob. fr. Icel.), havek, AS. hafoc, heafoc; akin to D. havik, OHG. habuh, G. habicht, Icel. haukr, Sw. h["o]k, Dan. h["o]g, prob. from the root of E. heave.] (Zo["o]l.) One of numerous species and genera of rapacious birds of the family Falconid[ae]. They differ from the true falcons in lacking the prominent tooth and notch of the bill, and in having shorter and less pointed wings. Many are of large size and grade into the eagles. Some, as the goshawk, were formerly trained like falcons. In a more general sense the word is not infrequently applied, also, to true falcons, as the sparrow hawk, pigeon hawk, duck hawk, and prairie hawk. Note: Among the common American species are the red-tailed hawk ( Buteo borealis); the red-shouldered ( Buteo lineatus); the broad-winged ( Buteo Pennsylvanicus); the rough-legged ( Archibuteo lagopus); the sharp-shinned ( Accipiter fuscus). See Fishhawk, Goshawk, Marsh hawk, under Marsh, Night hawk, under Night. Bee hawk (Zo["o]l.), the honey buzzard. Eagle hawk. See under Eagle. Hawk eagle (Zo["o]l.), an Asiatic bird of the genus Spiz[ae]tus, or Limn[ae]tus, intermediate between the hawks and eagles. There are several species. Hawk fly (Zo["o]l.), a voracious fly of the family Asilid[ae]. See Hornet fly, under Hornet. Hawk moth. (Zo["o]l.) See Hawk moth, in the Vocabulary. Hawk owl. (Zo["o]l.)
A northern owl ( Surnia ulula) of Europe and America. It flies by day, and in some respects resembles the hawks.
An owl of India ( Ninox scutellatus).
Hawk's bill (Horology), the pawl for the rack, in the striking mechanism of a clock.
Hawk \Hawk\, n. (Masonry) A small board, with a handle on the under side, to hold mortar.
Hawk boy, an attendant on a plasterer to supply him with mortar.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Etymology 1 n. 1 A diurnal predatory bird of the family ''Accipitridae''. 2 (context politics English) An advocate of aggressive political positions and actions; a warmonger. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To hunt with a hawk. 2 (context intransitive English) To make an attack while on the wing; to soar and strike like a hawk. Etymology 2
n. A plasterer's tool, made of a flat surface with a handle below, used to hold an amount of plaster prior to application to the wall or ceiling being worked on: a mortarboard. Etymology 3
vb. (context transitive English) To sell; to offer for sale by outcry in the street; to carry (merchandise) about from place to place for sale; to peddle. Etymology 4
n. An effort to force up phlegm from the throat, accompanied with noise. vb. 1 (context transitive intransitive English) To cough up something from one's throat. 2 (context transitive intransitive English) To try to cough up something from one's throat; to clear the throat loudly.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1300, hauk, earlier havek (c.1200), from Old English hafoc (W. Saxon), heafuc (Mercian), heafoc, from Proto-Germanic *habukaz (cognates: Old Norse haukr, Old Saxon habuc, Middle Dutch havik, Old High German habuh, German Habicht "hawk"), from a root meaning "to seize," from PIE *kap- "to grasp" (cognates: Russian kobec "a kind of falcon;" see capable). Transferred sense of "militarist" attested from 1962.
"to sell in the open, peddle," late 15c., back-formation from hawker "itinerant vendor" (c.1400), from Middle Low German höken "to peddle, carry on the back, squat," from Proto-Germanic *huk-. Related: Hawked; hawking. Despite the etymological connection with stooping under a burden on one's back, a hawker is technically distinguished from a peddler by use of a horse and cart or a van.
"to hunt with a hawk," mid-14c., from hawk (n.).
"to clear one's throat," 1580s, imitative.
Usage examples of "hawk".
Lord of the Hawks was waiting, and his eyes were as dark a blue as any Aerian eyes she had ever seen.
Many were accompanied by tame animals and Alec smiled to himself, wondering if he and his father had trapped any of these hawks or spotted cats.
The austringer moved ahead, cautiously approaching the spot where the hawk had gone down.
The others maintained an unhurried canter to allow the grooms, who were on foot leading the hounds, and the austringers, who were carrying the smaller hawks on their square frames, to keep pace with them.
I cares about the two young lads we axed, about Makareta, my unborn child, Hawk, even Mary!
Will Hawk, Bailie the Red, a dozen yearmen and tied clansmen, Raina Blackhail, Merritt Ganlow, and the clan guide Inigar Stoop.
And keep them hooded, and their Churches, Like hawks from baiting on their perches, 1410 That, when the blessed time shall come Of quitting BABYLON and ROME, They may be ready to restore Their own Fifth Monarchy once more.
The other green, Res Sandre, preferred to monitor propulsion and engineering, working with the reticent AI named Basho to use this time out of Hawking space to good advantage in taking stock.
The hawk bated, wings flapping and thrashing, and Romilly jerked, with a convulsive reflex action, and the strip of raw meat fell into the straw.
At his voice the hawk bated again, and Romilly felt again the dreadful ache, as if her hands and arms would drop off into the straw.
At the words and movement the hawk bated again, more fiercely than before, and Romilly gasped, struggling to keep her sense of self against the fury of thrashing wings, the hunger, the blood-lust, the frenzy to break free, fly free, dash itself to death against the dark enclosing beams .
The hawk bated again in its frenzy and Romilly stepped closer, crooning, murmuring calm.
William Bedel of the Hawks, who answered this time, his voice infinitely sad.
At the security gate, I handed Hawk my gun and went through with Bibi and walked her to the gate.
Hawk and Bibi and I were nearly the only people on the street, as we walked west toward the Strip in the neon-tinged late-night twilight, which was about as dark as it gets in Vegas.