sproat

noun
\ ˈsprōt, usually -ōt+V \
variants: or sproat hook
plural -s

Definition of sproat

: a light fishhook with a gradual or flattened bend

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History and Etymology for sproat

after W. H. Sproat, 19th century Englishman who invented it

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“Sproat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sproat. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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