hawkshaw

[ hawk-shaw ]
/ ˈhɔkˌʃɔ /

noun

a detective.

Origin of hawkshaw

1900–05; after Hawkshaw, a detective in the play The Ticket of Leave Man (1863) by Tom Taylor
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