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[fish-hoo k] /ˈfɪʃˌhʊk/
a hook used in fishing.
Origin of fishhook
First recorded in 1350-1400, fishhook is from the Middle English word fischhook. See fish, hook1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It's a good sight easier to git a fishhook in 'n 'tis to git it out.

    David Harum

    Edward Noyes Westcott
  • Indians use the spines for fish-hooks, hence a common name, fishhook Cactus, and the celebrated cactus candy is made from it.

  • Hame (ain) is the French form of the Italian Amo, meaning “fishhook.”

  • "That's so, and I'll bet a fishhook that one of them sneaked in here while we were at the boathouse," said Bob.

  • Bend this into a U-shape, as shown, and file each end similar to the barb on a fishhook.

  • The Bishop amused himself and Coley by saying, as he hung a fishhook on this man's nose-hook, 'Naso suspendis adunco.'

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson Charlotte M. Yonge
  • "I know what you mean, Mr Gerrard, but——" she bent her head, and began to tie on a fishhook to the line she was carrying.

    Tom Gerrard Louis Becke
  • No normal boy goes abroad on any day, save Sunday, without a fishhook and line in his pocket.

    Days in the Open Lathan A. Crandall
  • They were armed with swords of an odd pattern; their points curved up so that the blade resembled a fishhook.

    Key Out of Time Andre Alice Norton
  • The word means a fishhook, and the promontory looks something like one.

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