hawk·​like ˈhȯk-ˌlīk How to pronounce hawklike (audio)
variants or hawk-like
: resembling or suggesting a hawk in appearance or character
a hawklike bird
… penetrating eyes and a beaked nose that gives him a hawklike appearance …Mark Wexler
… his aspect began to change again, becoming leaner, avid, hawk-like, his movements more aggressive …Don Wallace

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1611, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hawklike was circa 1611

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Cite this Entry

“Hawklike.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hawklike. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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