spring hook

noun

Definition of spring hook

1 : a hook with a spring snap in its end to prevent accidental unhooking

called also snap hook

2 : a supplementary fishhook that springs down and secures a fish that takes the baited barbed hook

called also snap hook, spear hook

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“Spring hook.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spring%20hook. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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