war hawk
noun Date: 1798 a person who clamors for war; especially a jingoistic American favoring war with Britain around 1812

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  • war|hawk — «WR HK», noun. U.S. a person who is eager for war. ╂[< War Hawk] War Hawk or war hawk, U.S. History. any one of a group of Congressmen, led by Henry Clay, who advocated going to war with Great Britain in the years 1810 12. ╂[coined by Thomas… …   Useful english dictionary

  • war hawk — war′ hawk n. 1) cvb gov hawk I, 4) 2) gov (caps.) any of the members of Congress who wanted war against Britain in the period leading up to the War of 1812 …   From formal English to slang

  • war hawk — ☆ war hawk n. HAWK1 (n. 2) …   English World dictionary

  • war hawk — noun an advocate of an aggressive policy on foreign relations • Syn: ↑hawk • Ant: ↑dove (for: ↑hawk) • Hypernyms: ↑militarist, ↑warmonger * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • War Hawk — Origins of the War of 1812 Chesapeake–Leopard Affair Orders in Council (1807) Embargo Act of 1807 Non Intercourse Act (1809) Macon s Bill Number 2 Tecumseh s War …   Wikipedia

  • war hawk — 1. hawk1 (def. 4). 2. (caps.) U.S. Hist. any of the congressmen from the South and West, led by Henry Clay and John Calhoun, who wanted war against Britain in the period leading up to the War of 1812. * * * Member of the U.S. Congress who… …   Universalium

  • war hawk — person who advocates and clamors for war (in particular an American jingo that favored war with Great Britain around 1812); person who favors aggressive or warlike political policy (Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • war hawk — (inglés: halcón de la guerra). Miembro del Congreso de EE.UU. partidario de la guerra con Gran Bretaña (1811). Usaron el término los opositores a los recién elegidos parlamentarios del sur y del oeste, que defendían con fuerza la expansión hacia… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • USS War Hawk (AP-168) — was a LaSalle Class transport ship built at the Moore Dry Dock Company in Oakland, California in 1942. LaSalle Class transport had a displacement of almost 14,000 tons and were designed to ferry troops and supplies to and from the war zone during …   Wikipedia

  • man-of-war hawk — man of war bird or man of war hawk, = frigate bird. (Cf. ↑frigate bird) Also, man o war bird or hawk …   Useful english dictionary

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