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meat hook

or meat-hook or meat·hook

[ meet-hook ]

noun

  1. Usually meat hooks. Slang. a hand or fist:

    Get your meat hooks away from that cake! It's for dessert.

  2. a hook on which an animal carcass is hung after slaughter.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of meat hook1

1835–45 for literal sense

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Example Sentences

Yon lass in the office sewed this bandage on my old meat hook.

“Why, you might catch these with a great meat hook,” cried Dick.

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