fishhook

noun
fish·​hook | \ˈfish-ˌhu̇k \

Definition of fishhook 

: a usually barbed hook for catching fish

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With his magical fishhook, the demigod pulled up the islands from the ocean floor. Vanessa Hua, SFChronicle.com, "Stargazing summer," 5 July 2018 Mundane objects — weights and scales, fishhooks, playing dice, lamps and cookware — bring the verses of the New Testament to life. Fox News, "Franciscan museum in Jerusalem shows life in Jesus' time," 7 July 2018 Many of the bones end up as jewelry or staffs carved in the distinctive flowing, openwork style of Maori art, which often features fierce and beautiful stylized human figures, spirals, and fishhooks. National Geographic, "This Man Has Helped Give 460 Dead Whales a Second Life—As Art," 9 Apr. 2018 The bite left Manser unable to walk for months and, at one point, reduced him to using a fishhook in an attempt to remove festering infection from his leg. Erik Spanberg, The Christian Science Monitor, "'The Last Wild Men of Borneo' is a real-life adventure tale about two expats in the jungle," 27 Mar. 2018 The turtles were rehabilitated from injuries that included ingesting fishhooks and being entangled in fishing lines. Melissa Nelson Gabriel, USA TODAY, "Seven rehabilitated sea turtles released into ocean," 19 Oct. 2017 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. Erin Blakemore, Smithsonian, "Prehistoric Native American Site Discovered Off the California Coast," 9 June 2017 The error was repeated in an accompanying picture caption about one item, a 19th century fishhook. New York Times, "Corrections: May 12, 2017," 11 May 2017 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. Erin Blakemore, Smithsonian, "Prehistoric Native American Site Discovered Off the California Coast," 9 June 2017

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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fishhook

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fishhook

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

fishhook

noun
fish·​hook | \ˈfish-ˌhu̇k \

Kids Definition of fishhook

: a hook used for catching fish

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