Definition of fishhook
: a usually barbed hook for catching fish
Recent Examples of fishhook from the Web
From human remains more than 13,000 years old to the earliest middens and fishhooks in North America, the Channel Islands National Park off the California coast are a treasure trove of information about early North American people.
The error was repeated in an accompanying picture caption about one item, a 19th century fishhook.
Things like fishhook injuries; fish, shellfish spine punctures; barnacle cuts; and wade fishing cuts (and) abrasions are much more likely to cause problems than a swimming exposure in the Gulf of Mexico.
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First Known Use of fishhook
FISHHOOK Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of fishhook for Students
: a hook used for catching fish
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