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hooknose

[ hook-nohz ]
/ ˈhʊkˌnoʊz /
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noun
a curved nose; aquiline nose.
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Origin of hooknose

First recorded in 1680–90; hook1 + nose

OTHER WORDS FROM hooknose

hooknosed, adjective
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How to use hooknose in a sentence

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

    The Treasure of Pearls|Gustave Aimard
  • A long hooknose, scarred in the middle, and a pair of gleaming eyes in a rather bloated face appeared at the little square hole.

    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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