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Haw·kins(hô′kĭnz), Coleman Randolph 1901?-1969.
American jazz saxophonist. Noted for his improvisational solos, he established the saxophone as a leading jazz instrument.
Haw·kinsor Haw·kyns (hô′kĭnz), Sir John 1532-1595.
English naval hero who commanded the rear squadron in the defeat of the Spanish Armada (1588).
1. (Biography) Coleman. 1904–69, US pioneer of the tenor saxophone for jazz
2. (Biography) Sir John. 1532–95, English naval commander and slave trader, treasurer of the navy (1577–89); commander of a squadron in the fleet that defeated the Spanish Armada (1588)