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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).


 (hô′kĭnz), Sir John
See Sir John Hawkins.
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Noun1.Hawkyns - English privateer involved in the slave tradeHawkyns - English privateer involved in the slave trade; later helped build the fleet that in 1588 defeated the Spanish Armada (1532-1595)
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