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meat hook

or meat-hook, meathook

[meet-hoo k] /ˈmitˌhʊk/
noun
1.
Usually, meat hooks. Slang. a hand or fist:
Get your meat hooks away from that cake! It's for dessert.
2.
a hook on which an animal carcass is hung after slaughter.
Origin of meat hook
1835-1845
1835-45 for literal sense
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Slang definitions & phrases for meathooks

meathooks

noun

The hands or fists; biscuit hooks (1919+)

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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