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[fish-hoo k]
  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 fishhook

Historical Examples

  • It's a good sight easier to git a fishhook in 'n 'tis to git it out.

    David Harum

    Edward Noyes Westcott

  • Indians use the spines for fish-hooks, hence a common name, Fishhook Cactus, and the celebrated cactus candy is made from it.

  • Hame (ain) is the French form of the Italian Amo, meaning “fishhook.”

  • "That's so, and I'll bet a fishhook that one of them sneaked in here while we were at the boathouse," said Bob.

  • Bend this into a U-shape, as shown, and file each end similar to the barb on a fishhook.