meat hook

or meat-hook or meat·hook

[ meet-hoo k ]
/ ˈmitˌhʊk /

noun

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.

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Origin of meat hook

1835–45 for literal sense
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