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fishhook

[fish-hoo k]
noun
  1. a hook used in fishing.
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Origin of fishhook

First recorded in 1350–1400, fishhook is from the Middle English word fischhook. See fish, hook1
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Examples from the Web for fish-hook

Historical Examples of fish-hook

  • He said his fish-hook had lost its charm and sorrowfully he took it away with him in his canoe.

    Legends of Wailuku

    Charlotte Hapai

  • She looked up, and narrowly escaped getting a fish-hook in her eye.

    Margaret Montfort

    Laura E. Richards

  • He said nobody had to starve around that way, if he had a fish-hook.

    Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels

    Percy Keese Fitzhugh

  • I said, "I wouldn't eat a fish-hook no matter how hungry I was."

    Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels

    Percy Keese Fitzhugh

  • Run to the house and get Addison's fish-hook and line and something for bait!

    When Life Was Young

    C. A. Stephens


British Dictionary definitions for fish-hook

fish-hook

noun
  1. a sharp hook used in angling, esp one with a barb
  2. logic a symbol (∋) for entailment
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Word Origin and History for fish-hook

late 14c., from fish (n.) + hook (n.).

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