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Mo·hawk 1

 (mō′hôk′)
n. pl. Mohawk or Mo·hawks
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting northeast New York along the Mohawk and upper Hudson Valleys north to the St. Lawrence River, with present-day populations chiefly in southern Ontario and extreme northern New York. The Mohawk were the easternmost member of the Iroquois confederacy.
2. The Iroquoian language of the Mohawk.

[Narragansett Mohowaúg.]

Mo·hawk 2

 (mō′hôk′)
n. pl. Mo·hawks
A hairstyle in which the scalp is shaved except for an upright strip of hair that runs across the crown of the head from the forehead to the nape of the neck.

[After Mohawk.]

Mohawk

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

Mohawk

(ˈməʊhɔːk)
n
(Placename) 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)

mohawk

(ˈməʊhɔːk)
n
1. (Ice Skating) skating a half turn from either edge of either skate to the corresponding edge of the other skate
2. (Hairdressing & Grooming) US and Canadian 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
[C19: after Mohawk1]

Mo•hawk

(ˈmoʊ hɔk)

n., pl. -hawks, (esp. collectively) -hawk.
1. a member of an American Indian people, orig. residing in the middle Mohawk River valley in New York: the easternmost of the Iroquois Five Nations.
2. the Iroquoian language of the Mohawks.
3. a river flowing E from central New York to the Hudson. 148 mi. (240 km) long.
4. (often l.c.) a hairstyle with the scalp shaved except for a center strip of stiff, bluntly cut hair running front to back.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Mohawk - a member of the Iroquoian people formerly living along the Mohawk River in New York StateMohawk - a member of the Iroquoian people formerly living along the Mohawk River in New York State
Iroquois - any member of the warlike North American Indian peoples formerly living in New York State; the Iroquois League were allies of the British during the American Revolution
2.Mohawk - the Iroquoian language spoken by the Mohawk
Iroquoian, Iroquoian language, Iroquois - a family of North American Indian languages spoken by the Iroquois
3.mohawk - haircut in which the head is shaved except for a band of hair down the middle of the scalp
haircut - the style in which hair has been cut
Translations
hanekam
irokeesiirokeesikampaus
hanakambur
moicano
References in classic literature ?
THE following day our travellers were on the road before the sun, and busily pursued their route through the delightful valley of the Mohawk. It was now that Julia, in some measure accustomed to her proximity to her hero, began to enjoy the beauties of the scenery; her eye dwelt with rapture on each opening glimpse that they caught of the river, and took in its gaze meadows of never-failing verdure, which were beautifully interspersed with elms that seemed coeval with the country itself.
On the north side of the Mohawk, and at about fifty miles from its mouth, is a mountain which, as we have already said, juts, in a nearly perpendicular promontory, into the bed of the river; its inclination is sufficient to admit of its receiving the name of a nose.
Anthony's Nose = this incident probably occurred at a place on the Mohawk River called today The Noses, between Fonda and Palatine Bridge; there is another St.
Like West, he could see the Apollo in the young Mohawk."
One brigade ascended the Mohawk until it reached the point nearest to the sources of the Susquehanna, whence it cut a lane through the forest to the head of the Otsego.
One was the barge which he had brought from Mackinaw; another was of a larger size, such as was formerly used in navigating the Mohawk River, and known by the generic name of the Schenectady barge; the other was a large keel boat, at that time the grand conveyance on the Mississippi.
It was not above sixty or seventy years, you observed, since the whole north of Scotland was under a state of government nearly as simple and as patriarchal as those of our good allies the Mohawks and Iroquois.
He is said to be a Canadian too; and yet he served with our friends the Mohawks, who, as you know, are one of the six allied nations.
Although competition remains intense in the flooring industry and the demand outlook continues to deteriorate, the pullback in Mohawk Industries, Inc's (NYSE:MHK) shares since July have rendered the stock valuation below historical averages, according to Wells Fargo.
Study Will Develop New Strategies to Mitigate Future Floods and Ice Jams on the Mohawk River DEC Releases Draft "Whole River" Five-Year Action Agenda to Improve Water Quality and Resiliency of Mohawk River Watershed and Progress Report on Completed Initiatives Lessons Learned from Studying Mohawk River Will Be Applied to Waterways Across the State
MARCOLA - The Marcola School District was home to the Mohawk Indians for nearly a century before the school board voted to do away with its longtime controversial mascot.
23 June 2015 - Canadian real estate investment trust Mohawk Medical Properties REIT, has acquired a medical office building in Brantford, Ontario, the company said.