duck hook


Definition of duck hook

: a pronounced and unintended hook in golf

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Other Words from duck hook

duck-hook \ ˈdək-​ˌhu̇k How to pronounce duck-hook (audio) \ transitive verb

Examples of duck hook in a Sentence

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, "West Virginia University club creates 5 boxing champions," 14 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of duck hook

1973, in the meaning defined above

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“Duck hook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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