Also called hen hawk. (not used scientifically) any of various hawks said to prey on poultry.
Slang. an older man who seeks out young boys as sexual partners.
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How to use chicken hawk in a sentence
That notion of Dorothy's was as wild as—as the flight of that chicken-hawk sailing over the barnyard.Dorothy | Evelyn Raymond
The name of chicken hawk is often applied to it, though it does not deserve the name, its diet being of a more humble kind.
"There wouldn't be any chicken-hawk around here in these woods," said Joan.Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks | Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Or a chicken hawk will settle in our icebox and we'll starve to death.Mince PieAuthor: Christopher Darlington MorleyRelease Date: October 10, 2004 [eBook #13694] | Christopher Darlington Morley
She actilly did seem as if she was made out of steel springs and chicken-hawk.The Attache | Thomas Chandler Haliburton