or meat-hook or meat·hook
[ meet-hoo k ]
/ ˈmitˌhʊk /
Usually meat hooks. Slang. a hand or fist: Get your meat hooks away from that cake! It's for dessert.
a hook on which an animal carcass is hung after slaughter.
Can We Call Products “Meat” or “Milk” If They Don’t Come From An Animal?In our age of meatless chicken nuggets, tofu hot dogs, and faux burgers that “bleed,“ what constitutes meat today?
Origin of meat hook
1835–45 for literal sense
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