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kirby

[ kur-bee ]
/ ˈkɜr bi /
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noun, plural kir·bies.Angling.

a fishhook having an even bend.

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Also called kirby hook .

Origin of kirby

First recorded in 1795–1805; after the proper name

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Kirby
[ kur-bee ]
/ ˈkɜr bi /

noun

a male given name.
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