Hawkins

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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·kins

or Haw·kyns  (hô′kĭnz), Sir John 1532-1595.
English naval hero who commanded the rear squadron in the defeat of the Spanish Armada (1588).
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Hawkins

(ˈhɔːkɪnz)
n
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)
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Noun1.Hawkins - English privateer involved in the slave tradeHawkins - English privateer involved in the slave trade; later helped build the fleet that in 1588 defeated the Spanish Armada (1532-1595)
2.Hawkins - United States jazz saxophonist (1904-1969)
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