sky·​hook | \ ˈskī-ˌhu̇k How to pronounce skyhook (audio) \

Definition of skyhook

: a hook conceived as being suspended from the sky

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Recent Examples on the Web The fadeaway is not the ultimate weapon that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's skyhook became, but that was a function of Kareem's height and wingspan, along with his skill and grace. Bill Livingston,, "Cleveland Cavaliers 2018: On LeBron James' fadeaway, Boston Celtics' resurgence -- Bill Livingston," 12 May 2018

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First Known Use of skyhook

1915, in the meaning defined above

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“Skyhook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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