Hake (hāk), v. i. To loiter;
to sneak. [Prov. Eng.]
Hake (hāk), n. [See Hatch
a half door.] A drying shed, as for unburned tile.
Hake, n. [Also haak.] [Akin to
Norweg. hakefisk, lit., hook fish, Prov. E. hake hook,
G. hecht pike. See Hook.] (Zoöl.) One
of several species of marine gadoid fishes, of the genera
Phycis, Merlucius, and allies. The common European hake
is M. vulgaris; the American silver hake or whiting is M.
bilinearis. Two American species (Phycis chuss and P.
tenius) are important food fishes, and are also valued for their
oil and sounds. Called also squirrel hake, and