dawk

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Ultimately from Old English dalc (pin). More at dalk.

Verb[edit]

dawk (third-person singular simple present dawks, present participle dawking, simple past and past participle dawked)

  1. (transitive, UK dialectal) To drive a sharp instrument into; incise with a jerk; puncture.
  2. (transitive) To cut or mark with an incision; gash.
  3. (transitive, UK dialectal) To dig up weeds.

Noun[edit]

dawk (plural dawks)

  1. A hollow or crack in timber.
    • 1683, Joseph Moxon, Mechanick Exercises
      THE DAWK was a slight concavity or depression in the body of the cast type , made by a corresponding convexity in the mould

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

dawk (plural dawks)

  1. Alternative form of dak (Indian post system)

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

dawk (plural dawks)

  1. Archaic form of dhak (the tree Butea monosperma).

Maltese[edit]

Determiner[edit]

dawk

  1. plural of dak