haw

haw
haw1
/haw/, v.i.
1. to utter a sound representing a hesitation or pause in speech.
n.
2. a sound or pause of hesitation. Cf. hem2 (def. 3).
[1625-35; imit.]
haw2
/haw/, interj.
1. (used as a word of command to a horse or other draft animal, usually directing it to turn to the left.)
v.t., v.i.
2. to turn or make a turn to the left: The horse refused to haw. Cf. gee1.
[1835-45, Amer.; appar. orig. the impv. haw! look! of ME hawen, OE hawian; akin to L cavere to beware]
haw3
/haw/, n.
1. the fruit of the Old World hawthorn, Crataegus laevigata, or of other species of the same genus.
2. the hawthorn.
[before 1000; ME; OE haga, presumably identical with haga hedge, fence; cf. HAWTHORN]
haw4
/haw/, n.
the thin, protective membrane at the inner corner of the lower eyelid of a horse, dog, etc.; nictitating membrane.
[1515-1525; orig. uncert.]

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