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Mo·hawk 1

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

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.]


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


(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)


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]


(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
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's been 19 years since Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha attained beatification, but it's uncertain when the 17th-century Mohawk woman would achieve the final step in the canonization process to sainthood.
Mohawk Flooring (Mohawk) is teaming up with the Dallas Zoo to put its SmartStrand[R] with DuPont[TM] Sorona[R] (SmartStrand) carpet to the mightiest of durability and resiliency tests.
Mohawk got all of its scoring in the first half, building a 22-0 lead before hanging on for a 22-16 win over Imbler in the OSAA Class 1A football championship game Saturday morning at Hillsboro Stadium.
Each demo carpet features a small plaque with Mohawk's logo and the toll-free number consumers can use to call for information on the nearest retailers featuring Mohawk carpet.