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Dak \Dak\ (d[add]k or d[aum]k), n. [Hind. [dsdot][=a]k.] Post; mail; also, the mail or postal arrangements; -- spelt also dawk, and dauk. [India]

Dak boat, a mail boat.
--Percy Smith.

Dak bungalow, a traveler's rest-house at the end of a dak stage.

To travel by dak, to travel by relays of palanquins or other carriage, as fast as the post along a road.


n. A hollow or crack in timber. vb. 1 (context transitive UK dialectal English) To drive a sharp instrument into; incise with a jerk; puncture. 2 (context transitive English) To cut or mark with an incision; gash. 3 (context transitive UK dialectal English) To dig up weeds.

Usage examples of "dawk".

As tight-lipped as Sara was, Kollha Dawk seemed even less communicative.

Kollha Dawk advised me as we reached the rope on the opposite side of the arena.

Cutting off any response Kollha Dawk might have made, Jekk asked for a screen close-up on the lone vessel which the sphere showed was continuing its straight-line course toward Kif Barra.

So I asked the Dawk if he would mind lending him to this project of yours.