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chicken hawk

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  1. chicken hawk, hen hawknoun

    nontechnical term for any hawks said to prey on poultry


  1. chicken hawknoun

    Any of the North American hawk species (Cooper's hawk, sharp-shinned hawk and red-tailed hawk), or counterparts elsewhere, mistakenly believed to be pests.

  2. chicken hawknoun

    An adult male preferring younger male sexual partners.

  3. chicken hawknoun

    An advocate of war or military action who is avoiding personal military service, or avoided it in the past.

  4. Etymology: chicken (in the Old English sense of cycen: young fowl, its aledged primary prey) + hawk


  1. chicken hawk

    A chicken hawk is an informal term used primarily in North America for several species of birds of prey, such as the Red-tailed Hawk, Sharp-shinned Hawk, or Cooper's Hawk, which are allegedly seen as predators of chickens. However, notably, these species do not predominantly prey on chickens. The term "chicken hawk" is also used in politics as a pejorative term to describe a politician who calls for war, yet has not himself experienced warfare or military service.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chicken hawk in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chicken hawk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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