Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Nautical, an obsolete form of hooker.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Naut.) Same as hooker.

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  • noun nautical Alternative form of hooker.

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Examples

  • But the root lies deep, and the stalk above it is very brittle, and "when the little 'howker' breaks the white shank he at once desists from his attempt to reach the root, for he believes that it will elude his search by sinking deeper and deeper into the ground" (Johnston).

    The plant-lore & garden-craft of Shakespeare

  • We had a two-time Super Bowl winning coach and a pro-bowl quarterback. howker wrote: Take away the glove games after the dislocated finger and the ankle injury and Orton would have been well over 4,000 yards for the season.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • We had a two-time Super Bowl winning coach and a pro-bowl quarterback. howker wrote: Take away the glove games after the dislocated finger and the ankle injury and Orton would have been well over 4,000 yards for the season.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • A game with the playoffs on the line? howker wrote: Anybody who can find an online statistics site can read (if literate) that he is substantially better every year when he is a starter than he was in his previous starting season.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • His rating went from 59.7 to 79.6 to 86.8. howker wrote: I presented facts, something that I saw none of in your statement.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • It is only because his name is Orton and you are predisposed to dislike him that you think otherwise. howker wrote: I presented facts, something that I saw none of in your statement.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • We had a two-time Super Bowl winning coach and a pro-bowl quarterback. howker wrote: Take away the glove games after the dislocated finger and the ankle injury and Orton would have been well over 4,000 yards for the season.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • His rating went from 59.7 to 79.6 to 86.8. howker wrote: I presented facts, something that I saw none of in your statement.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • We had a two-time Super Bowl winning coach and a pro-bowl quarterback. howker wrote: Take away the glove games after the dislocated finger and the ankle injury and Orton would have been well over 4,000 yards for the season.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • A game with the playoffs on the line? howker wrote: Anybody who can find an online statistics site can read (if literate) that he is substantially better every year when he is a starter than he was in his previous starting season.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

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  • "...there were occasions when Jack was tempted to ask his way of the many fishermen, English and Dutch, who haunted those perilous banks in their shallow-draught doggers, schuyts, busses, howkers, and even bugalets, and who made his progress all the more uneasy by lying across his hawse until the last possible minute or suddenly looming out of the darkness without a single light so that he had to throw all aback."

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Surgeon's Mate, 285

    February 9, 2008

  • "Howker, a Dutch vessel, commonly navigated with two masts; viz. a main and a mizen-mast, and being from sixty to two hundred tons burden. It is also the name of a fishing-boat, used on the southern coasts of Ireland, and carrying only one mast."

    Falconer's New Universal Dictionary of the Marine (1816), 199

    October 14, 2008