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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.
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Ricksen lasted just 23 minutes on his debut in the East end of Glasgow in August last year before being given the hook after a nightmare performance during a 6-2 humbling for Dick Advocaat's men.
KENNY MILNE insists he had to accept the unpopular decision of John Hughes to sub him in the 2-1 defeat by Aberdeen Milne was Falkirk's star performer but was surprisingly given the hook by his manager in 73 minutes, making way for playmaker Russell Latapy when the Dons were leading 2-0.
The former Dundee star obeyed orders from French legend Alain Giresse but toiled and was given the hook in the 1- 0 opening day First Division defeat from Caen.
Oczan was fortunate only to be yellow carded for his crime but was given the hook by his own manager at half-time when he was replaced by Markus Probst.
The former Dundee star acted on orders from coach Alain Giresse but toiled and was given the hook in the 1- 0 opening day First Division defeat from Caen.
NACHO NOVO taking the cream puff was giving Bears a sore head up and down the countryRangers fans were dismayed at the audacity of the Spaniard when he blanked manager Alex McLeish after being given the hook at East End Park on SundayIan Murdock, Shettleston, Glasgow, said'Novo's attitude after being substituted was disgusting as he has been rotten for weeks.
Moore was immediately given the hook and replaced by Sergio Porrini.