not equipped with a barb: barbless fishhooks.
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How to use barbless in a sentence
The other two Japs have short, stiff poles with a wire attached and the barbless hook at the end.Tales of Fishes | Zane Grey
It is barbless, and in place of the barb, the hook is filed long and tapering to a point as sharp as that of a needle.Tales of the Fish Patrol | Jack London
With these barbless hooks the bait was not impaled, but strapped on with shreds of bark.Tropic Days | E. J. Banfield
And at the time when the Bard stood up to claim the wife, a strange warrior came into the encampment, holding a barbless spear.Evelyn Innes | George Moore
The fang′-kao, or barbless lance blade, is next common in use.The Bontoc Igorot | Albert Ernest Jenks