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hook +‎ -let; compare háček‎



hooklet (plural hooklets)

  1. (especially in natural history) A small or minute hook.


  • Hooklet” listed on page 375 of volume V (H–K), § i (H) of A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles [1st ed., 1901]
      Hooklet (hu·klėt). [f. as prec. + -let.] A small or minute hook; esp. in Nat. Hist. [¶] 1836–9 Todd Cycl. Anat. II. 127/1 Hard transparent horny hooklets around the oral proboscis. 1872 Nicholson Palæont. 314 The spines, or hooklets, or denticles of Naked Molluscs and Annelides. 1897 Allbutt Syst. Med. II. 1007 The suckers and hooklets serve to attach the parasite to the mucous membrane of the alimentary canal of the host.
  • hooklet” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd ed., 1989]