1. [ noun ] (nautical,work) English privateer involved in the slave trade; later helped build the fleet that in 1588 defeated the Spanish Armada (1532-1595)
Synonyms: sir_john_hawkins sir_john_hawkyns hawkyns
Related terms: privateer
2. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 159
3. [ noun ] (music,performing arts) United States jazz saxophonist (1904-1969)
Synonyms: coleman_hawkins
Related terms: saxophonist
Similar spelling:   Hawkinson