fishhook

noun

fish·​hook ˈfish-ˌhu̇k How to pronounce fishhook (audio)
: a usually barbed hook for catching fish

Examples of fishhook in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The album’s cover — a nude infant swimming in a pool chasing after a dollar attached to a fishhook — was long interpreted as an edgy critique of greed and capitalism. Bill Donahue, Billboard, 21 Dec. 2023 And in an actual instant, animals slated to live a century or more can be killed—after their shells are crushed by cars, their mouths are snagged by fishhooks or their ponds are drained by developers. Bridget Alex, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 Dec. 2023 After the fishhook, Gracie decided to send a message. Kevin Maurer, Rolling Stone, 12 Nov. 2023 The ceramic rod also has a groove that can be used for sharpening fishhooks. Jim Cobb, Field & Stream, 21 Sep. 2023 In addition to knives, this model can be used to sharpen fishhooks, too. Jim Cobb, Field & Stream, 3 May 2023 Now, one last double fishhook. Neil Senturia, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Oct. 2022 The dramatic abduction of Nat, which closed Season 1, harkens back to the spooky, fishhook-like symbols the teens found carved into random trees while they were stranded in the wilderness back in 1996. Los Angeles Times Staff, Los Angeles Times, 23 Mar. 2023 There is a fishhook in that sentence. Neil Senturia, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fishhook was in the 14th century

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“Fishhook.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fishhook. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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fishhook

noun
fish·​hook ˈfish-ˌhu̇k How to pronounce fishhook (audio)
: a usually barbed hook for catching fish

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