fishhook

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Different types of fish hooks

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From Middle English fisch-hook, from Old English *fischōc (fishhook), equivalent to fish +‎ hook. Cognate with Dutch vishaak (fishhook).

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fishhook (plural fishhooks)

  1. a barbed hook, usually metal, used for fishing
  2. (slang) A jack (the playing card)

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