- a hook used in fishing.
Origin of fishhook
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Examples from the Web for fish-hook
He said his fish-hook had lost its charm and sorrowfully he took it away with him in his canoe.Legends of Wailuku
She looked up, and narrowly escaped getting a fish-hook in her eye.Margaret Montfort
Laura E. Richards
He said nobody had to starve around that way, if he had a fish-hook.
I said, "I wouldn't eat a fish-hook no matter how hungry I was."
Run to the house and get Addison's fish-hook and line and something for bait!When Life Was Young
C. A. Stephens
- a sharp hook used in angling, esp one with a barb
- logic a symbol (∋) for entailment
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Word Origin and History for fish-hook
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