duck hook

noun

: a pronounced and unintended hook in golf
duck-hook transitive verb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web McLaughlin repeatedly drills boxers working in pairs to move forward, back and sideways, to block and slip jabs, properly duck hooks from the knees and to punch with limited exposure. USA TODAY, 14 Oct. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'duck hook.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Word History

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of duck hook was in 1973

Dictionary Entries Near duck hook

Cite this Entry

“Duck hook.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duck%20hook. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
Name That Thing

You know what it looks like… but what is it called?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?

PLAY