fishhook

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noun fish·hook \ˈfish-ˌhu̇k\

Definition of fishhook

  1. :  a usually barbed hook for catching fish

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First Known Use of fishhook

14th century


FISHHOOK Defined for English Language Learners

fishhook

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Definition of fishhook for English Language Learners

  • : a small curved piece of metal that is attached to the end of a piece of fishing line and used to catch fish


FISHHOOK Defined for Kids

fishhook

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noun fish·hook \ˈfish-ˌhu̇k\

Definition of fishhook for Students

  1. :  a hook used for catching fish



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