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gorge hook

  1. a fishhook with two barbed prongs; a hook made by fastening two hooks back to back at the shanks.
  2. gorge1(def 8).
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Origin of gorge hook

First recorded in 1865–70
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Historical Examples

  • This may account for so few pike being found dead after they have broken away with a gorge-hook in them.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction


  • The same objection formerly applied to live-baiting with what was known as a gorge-hook.