hooknose

[ hoo k-nohz ]
/ ˈhʊkˌnoʊz /

noun

a curved nose; aquiline nose.

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Origin of hooknose

First recorded in 1680–90; hook1 + nose

OTHER WORDS FROM hooknose

hook·nosed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for hooknose

  • I knew the peculiar profile, the thin lips, the chin and hooknose nearly meeting.

    The Treasure of Pearls|Gustave Aimard

British Dictionary definitions for hooknose

hooknose
/ (ˈhʊkˌnəʊz) /

noun

a nose with a pronounced outward and downward curve; aquiline nose

Derived forms of hooknose

hooknosed, adjective
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