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 nighthawk.
3. Informal. a person who preys on others, as a sharper.
4. Also called war hawk. Informal. a person, especially one in public office, who advocates war or a belligerent national attitude.Compare dove1 (def 5).
5. any person who pursues an aggressi
"features can be hawklike."
"profiles can be hawklike."
"noses can be hawklike."
"faces can be hawklike."
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