Definition for dawk (2 of 3)
Related formsdawk·ish, adjective
Definition for dawk (3 of 3)
or dauk, dawk!!!
Origin of dak
Examples from the Web for dawk
In the meantime, her letters had been forwarded by dawk to Calcutta.
Fust theah hosses got into a loco patch, an' one dawk night walked oveh a clift thinkin' it were thu aidge o' a sun crack.The Song of the Wolf|Frank Mayer
A boat for the conveyance of letters in India; dawk being the Hindostanee for mail.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
Travelling by dawk is a very speedy mode of conveyance, well known in India.
They were to be stationed at the Dawk Bungalow between the city and Cantonments, to keep up communication between the two.
British Dictionary definitions for dawk (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for dawk (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for dawk (3 of 3)
noun (formerly, in India)
- a system of mail delivery or passenger transport by relays of bearers or horses stationed at intervals along a route
- (as modifier)dak bearers