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mohawk (ˈməʊhɔːk Pronunciation for mohawk



  1. (skating) a half turn from either edge of either skate to the corresponding edge of the other skate
  2. (US & 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

Word Origin

C19: after Mohawk1

Mohawk1 (ˈməʊhɔːk Pronunciation for Mohawk1



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

Mohawk2 (ˈməʊhɔːk Pronunciation for Mohawk2



  1. 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)

Example Sentences Including 'mohawk'

"According to their creed, if you disrespect women you are not allowed to wear a mohawk.
canada.com (2005)
"When the playoffs are over, the mohawk will come off so I figured I might as well go out with a bang," McCabe, 27, said yesterday.
Toronto Sun (2003)
And, for some reason, his thinning grey hair has been cut in what could be mistaken for a mohawk.
Times, Sunday Times (2005)
Unwritten Law, Here's to the Mourning Punk-pop as fresh and inventive as the mohawk.
Maxim (2005)


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