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The term hawk refers to birds of prey in any of three senses.

The common names of birds in various parts of the world often use hawk loosely. For example, in North America, the buzzards (Buteo) are often called "hawks".

Hawk is also a helicopter model manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. See: Hawk helicopter for more information or List of Hawk helicopter variations for a list of the different model variations.

Hawk is also a political term for persons who are said to be aggressive, favor military solutions to problems, and are unbending and unforgiving to their nation's enemies. See also hawkish, dove.

See also Hawk-Dove game, peace movement, militarism

Hawk is also used to reference the BAE Hawk, a fast military jet trainer aircraft.