1. [ verb ] (business) sell or offer for sale from place to place
Synonyms: peddle huckster vend pitch monger
Related terms: deal trader peddler huckster seller pitch vending pusher
2. [ noun ] (zoology) diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail
Related terms: bird_of_prey osprey falcon redtail chicken_hawk goshawk harrier buteonine tiercel rough-legged_hawk red-shouldered_hawk buzzard sparrow_hawk honey_buzzard kite harrier_eagle Cooper's_hawk eyas Accipitridae
3. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1901
4. [ verb ] hunt with hawks

"the Arabs like to hawk in the desert"

Related terms: hunt
5. [ verb ] clear the throat, as of phlegm
Synonyms: hawk_and_spit
Related terms: expectorate
6. [ noun ] a square board with a handle; used by masons to hold or carry mortar
Synonyms: mortarboard
Related terms: board
7. [ verb ] clear mucus or food from one's throat
Synonyms: clear_the_throat

"he cleared his throat before he started to speak"

Related terms: cough
8. [ noun ] (military) an advocate of an aggressive policy on foreign relations
Synonyms: war_hawk
Related terms: dove militarist
Similar spelling:   hawky