a nose curved like the beak of a hawk.
[hawks] /hɔks/ noun 1. Howard (Winchester) 1896–1977, U.S. film director. [hawk] /hɔk/ noun 1. any of numerous birds of prey of the family Accipitridae, having a short, hooked beak, broad wings, and curved talons, often seen circling or swooping at low altitudes. 2. any of several similar, unrelated birds, as the . 3. Informal. a […]
- Hawks and doves
Popularly, “hawks” are those who advocate an aggressive foreign policy based on strong military power. “Doves” try to resolve international conflicts without the threat of force.
[hawks-bil] /ˈhɔksˌbɪl/ noun 1. a sea turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata, the shell of which is the source of tortoise shell: an endangered species. /ˈhɔːksˌbɪl/ noun 1. a small tropical turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata, with a hooked beaklike mouth: a source of tortoiseshell: family Chelonidae Also called hawkbill, tortoiseshell turtle
[hawk-shaw] /ˈhɔkˌʃɔ/ noun 1. a detective. n. “detective,” U.S. slang, from name of the detective in “The Ticket-of-Leave Man,” 1863 play by English dramatist Tom Taylor (1817-1880); it also was used in the comic strip “Hawkshaw the Detective” (1913-1947) by U.S. cartoonist Gus Mager (1878-1956). The surname is attested from late 13c., from a place […]