fishhook

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English[edit]

Different types of fish hooks

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English fisch-hook, from Old English *fischōc (fishhook), equivalent to fish +‎ hook. Cognate with Dutch vishaak (fishhook). In the sense of a jack (playing card), refers to the shape of the letter J on the card.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɪʃˌhʊk/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

fishhook (plural fishhooks)

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

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