- a hook used in fishing.
Origin of fishhook
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Examples from the Web for fishhooks
We were to depend upon our guns, fishhooks, spears and clamsticks for other diet.Alaska Days with John Muir
Samuel Hall Young
The bones of Beaten to Death were fishhooks before we knew of his death.White Shadows in the South Seas
We could only return the compliment by some fishhooks and sugar.Successful Exploration Through the Interior of Australia
William John Wills
They came over in their skin canoes, bringing us meat, for which we returned them beads and fishhooks.
Peter could see clearly the great, curved claws which are Plunger's fishhooks.The Burgess Bird Book for Children
Thornton W. Burgess