Pronunciation: (mō'hôk), [key]
—pl. -hawks, (esp. collectively) -hawk.
1. a member of a tribe of the most easterly of the Iroquois Five Nations, formerly resident along the Mohawk River, New York.
2. the Iroquoian language of the Mohawk Indians.
3. a river flowing E from central New York to the Hudson. 148 mi. (240 km) long.
4. (often l.c.) Also called Mo'hawk hair"cut. a hairstyle in which the head is shaved bare except for a strip of hair, usually with blunt, brushlike ends, down the center of the scalp from the forehead to the nape of the neck.
5. Mil.a twin turboprop, two-seat U.S. Army aircraft fitted with cameras, radar, and infrared sensors and designed to monitor enemy operations.
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