buttonhook

noun
but·​ton·​hook | \ ˈbə-tᵊn-ˌhu̇k How to pronounce buttonhook (audio) \

Definition of buttonhook

1 : a hook for drawing small buttons through buttonholes
2 : an offensive play in football in which the pass receiver runs straight downfield and then abruptly cuts back toward the line of scrimmage

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buttonhook intransitive verb

First Known Use of buttonhook

1788, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Buttonhook.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buttonhook. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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