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Mohawk

[ moh-hawk ]

noun

, plural Mo·hawks, (especially collectively) Mo·hawk.
  1. a member of a tribe of the most easterly of the Iroquois Five Nations, formerly resident along the Mohawk River, New York.
  2. the Iroquoian language of the Mohawk Indians.
  3. a river flowing E from central New York to the Hudson. 148 miles (240 km) long.
  4. (often lowercase) Also called Mohawk haircut. a hairstyle in which the head is shaved bare except for a strip of hair, usually with blunt, brushlike ends, down the center of the scalp from the forehead to the nape of the neck.
  5. Military. a twin turboprop, two-seat U.S. Army aircraft fitted with cameras, radar, and infrared sensors and designed to monitor enemy operations.


mohawk

1

/ ˈməʊhɔːk /

noun

  1. skating a half turn from either edge of either skate to the corresponding edge of the other skate
  2. a punk hairstyle in which the head is shaved at the sides and the remaining strip of hair is worn stiffly erect and sometimes brightly coloured Also called (in Britain and certain other countries)mohican


Mohawk

2

/ ˈməʊhɔːk /

noun

  1. -hawks-hawk a member of a North American Indian people formerly living along the Mohawk River; one of the Iroquois peoples
  2. the language of this people, belonging to the Iroquoian family

Mohawk

3

/ ˈməʊhɔːk /

noun

  1. a river in E central New York State, flowing south and east to the Hudson River at Cohoes: the largest tributary of the Hudson. Length: 238 km (148 miles)

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Mohawk1

C19: after Mohawk 1

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Example Sentences

Her uniform—strapless white bra, blue jeans, suspenders, and fiery red mohawk—evokes the era of Desperately Seeking Susan.

She wowed the crowd at a Tumblr party at The Mohawk with her soaring vocals and animated stage presence.

Early Thursday morning, a sedan ran over a crowd of people outside of the Mohawk in Downtown Austin, Texas, during SXSW.

The accident occurred between 9th Street and Red River outside The Mohawk, a celebrated outdoor music venue.

A gentle boy with curly hair slicked back into a mini mohawk, he recounted a recurring nightmare.

Judge White, with his family, having ascended the Mohawk river, landed at the mouth of the Sauquoit.

The prefixed term Caho, it may be observed, is their name for the lower and principal falls of the Mohawk.

The shrill cry of revelry or war, no more is heard on the majestic shores of the Hudson, or the sweet banks of the silver Mohawk.

This village, well known through the firm of the Remingtons, is on the south bank of the Mohawk, twelve miles from Utica.

Shove in the canoe nigher to the land, Uncas; this sand will take a stamp as easily as the butter of the Jarmans on the Mohawk.

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