Hawk v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hawked p. pr. & vb. n. Hawking.]
1. To catch, or attempt to catch, birds by means of hawks trained for the purpose, and let loose on the prey; to practice falconry.
A falconer Henry is, when Emma hawks. --Prior.
2. To make an attack while on the wing; to soar and strike like a hawk; -- generally with at; as, to hawk at flies.
A falcon, towering in her pride of place,
Was by a mousing owl hawked at and killed. --Shak.
n 1: English theoretical physicist (born in 1942) [syn: Stephen
Hawking, Stephen William Hawking]
2: the act of selling goods for a living [syn: vending, peddling,