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skyhook

[ skahy-hook ]
/ ˈskaɪˌhʊk /
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noun

a fanciful hook imagined to be suspended in the air.
any of various lifting devices, as one hung from a helicopter, designed to lift heavy loads to distances beyond the reach of a jib crane.
a high, arching hook shot in basketball.

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Origin of skyhook

First recorded in 1910–15; sky + hook1
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