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hook

(huk),
1. An instrument curved or bent near its tip, used for fixation of a part or traction.
2. ☆ official atlternate term for hamulus
[A.S. hōk]

hook

(hook)
1. a long, thin, curved instrument for traction or holding.
2. something with that shape.

palate hook  one for raising the palate in posterior rhinoscopy.
Tyrrell's hook  a slender hook used in eye surgery.

hook

(huk)
1. An instrument curved or bent near its tip, used for fixation of a part or traction.
2. Synonym(s): hamulus.
[A.S. hōk]

hook

(huk)
1. An instrument curved or bent near its tip, used for fixation of a part or traction.
2. Synonym(s): hamulus.
[A.S. hōk]

hook

1. metal instrument turned backwards on itself at one end.
2. the aggressive upward thrusting action of a cattle beast with its horns.

hook bone
tuber coxae.
obstetric hook
ovariectomy hook
see spay hook (below).
spay hook
a small 6 inch blunt-pointed hook for exteriorizing a uterine horn during a spay operation in a cat or dog. See also covault spay hook and snook hook.
References in classic literature ?
Hook has done a lot of big things in his time--the great deal in the Swedish timber trade and the Peace Conference at Chicago--but I doubt whether he cares now for any of those big things as he cares for those little fish.
Believe me, Hook only does it for fun, like any other sport, only he's of the kind that takes his fun sadly.
We must tell old Hook at once, or he'll never forgive us," said Harker.
With a thin writhe of a smile, Collins investigated the insides of her clenched hands to make sure that the hooks were connected.
Marie obeyed, and, the hooks still dangling from her sleeves, made a short run to Billikens, into whose arms she threw herself, her own arms folding him about the neck as she exclaimed before she kissed him:
We could see him quite plainly, gaffing the sturgeon and throwing them into the boat while his companion ran the line and cleared the hooks as he dropped them back into the water.
Scores of the murderous-looking hooks flashed into sight as we cleared the anchor, and we had just started to run along the line to the end where we could begin to lift it, when a sharp thud in the boat startled us.
Tom had put the line back in his pocket, and was looking at the hooks one by one, before he spoke again.
no," said Tom, putting up the hooks again, taking out a large pocket-knife, and slowly opening the largest blade, which he looked at meditatively as he rubbed his finger along it.
If they were all out, they would have locked the door from the outside with the key and not with the hook from inside.
Once more he softly touched the bell which gave one tinkle, then gently, as though reflecting and looking about him, began touching the door-handle pulling it and letting it go to make sure once more that it was only fastened by the hook.
Then I felt sideways for the projecting hooks, and, as I did so, my feet were grasped from behind, and I was violently tugged backward.