buttonhook

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noun but·ton·hook \ˈbə-tən-ˌhu̇k\

Definition of buttonhook

  1. 1 :  a hook for drawing small buttons through buttonholes

  2. 2 :  an offensive play in football in which the pass receiver runs straight downfield and then abruptly cuts back toward the line of scrimmage

buttonhook

intransitive verb

1870

First Known Use of buttonhook

1870

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