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gorge hook

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noun

a fishhook with two barbed prongs; a hook made by fastening two hooks back to back at the shanks.

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Nearby words

gorey, gorey, edward, gorgas, gorgas, william crawford, gorge, gorge hook, gorged, gorgedly, gorgeous, gorgeously, gorgerin

Origin of gorge hook

First recorded in 1865–70
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gorge hook

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

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