sproat

or sproat hook

[sproht or sproht hoo k]
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noun Angling.

a fishhook having a circular bend.

Nearby words

  1. sprite crab,
  2. spritsail,
  3. spritz,
  4. spritzer,
  5. spritzig,
  6. sprocket,
  7. sprocket hole,
  8. sprog,
  9. sprout,
  10. spruance

Origin of sproat

1865–70; named after W. H. Sproat, 19th-century English angler

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