Adjective "Hawklike" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Hawklike


    Definition:

    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

    Origin:
    hawk

    Examples:

    "features can be hawklike."

    "profiles can be hawklike."

    "noses can be hawklike."

    "faces can be hawklike."