fish·​hook | \ ˈfish-ˌhu̇k How to pronounce fishhook (audio) \

Definition of fishhook

: a usually barbed hook for catching fish

Examples of fishhook in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Species like the fishhook water flea and the bloody red shrimp — which could be even worse than invasive carp. Juanpablo Ramirez-franco, Journal Sentinel, 26 Aug. 2022 Now here comes the fishhook, for the benefit of my friend. Neil Senturia, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 May 2022 According to Texas Highways, visitors may also want to head approximately five hours north to pay a visit to Franklin Mountains State Park, home to the ocotillo, yucca, Southwestern barrel cactus, and Chihuahuan fishhook cactus. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 5 Mar. 2022 The question mark at the end of that sentence is a fishhook in Cy’s throat. Matt Zoller Seitz, Vulture, 20 Dec. 2021 Excavations also recovered a bone fishhook from roughly the same period, and grinding stones used to process nuts or seeds. Dennis Pillion |, al, 20 Dec. 2021 It had been mangled by fishing lines and hooks, its tongue hanging out, slashed by a large fishhook that had gone through it from underneath. Joan Acocella, The New Yorker, 16 Aug. 2021 The biggest fear is a fishhook puncturing the inner tube that keeps them afloat far from shore. Matias Delacroix And Juan Pablo ArrÁez, Star Tribune, 15 Aug. 2020 In the southern sky, just above the treetops will be a fishhook shape of stars centered on Antares (Scorpius the Scorpion). Dean Regas, The Enquirer, 23 June 2020 See More

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First Known Use of fishhook

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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fish·​hook | \ ˈfish-ˌhu̇k How to pronounce fishhook (audio) \

Kids Definition of fishhook

: a hook used for catching fish

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