buttonhook

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

button +‎ hook

Noun[edit]

buttonhook (plural buttonhooks)

  1. (sewing) A hook used to pull thread through the holes of a button
  2. (American football) A play in which the receiver runs straight downfield, then turns back toward the line of scrimmage
    • 1988 January 15, Ted Cox, “The Sports Section”:
      Yet the Bears never set up the deep patterns with a turn-in or a buttonhook []