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hook, the

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hook, the

noun phrase

A violent football tackle in which the head of the ball-carrier is caught and held in the crook of the tackler's arm (1970s+ Football)

Related Terms

get someone off the hook, get the hook, give someone the hook, go on the hook for something, let someone off the hook, off the hook, on the hook, ring off the hook

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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