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hooknose

[hoo k-nohz]
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noun
  1. a curved nose; aquiline nose.

Origin of hooknose

First recorded in 1680–90; hook1 + nose
Related formshook·nosed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for hooknose

Historical Examples

  • I knew the peculiar profile, the thin lips, the chin and hooknose nearly meeting.

    The Treasure of Pearls

    Gustave Aimard


British Dictionary definitions for hooknose

hooknose

noun
  1. a nose with a pronounced outward and downward curve; aquiline nose
Derived Formshooknosed, adjective
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