buttonhook

[ buht-n-hook ]
/ ˈbʌt nˌhʊk /

noun

a small, usually metal hook for pulling buttons through buttonholes, as on gloves, dresses, breeches, etc.

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Origin of buttonhook

First recorded in 1865–70; button + hook1
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British Dictionary definitions for buttonhook

buttonhook
/ (ˈbʌtənˌhʊk) /

noun

a thin tapering hooked instrument formerly used for pulling buttons through the buttonholes of gloves, shoes, etc
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