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Definition of "fishhook" [fish•hook]

  • A barbed metal hook used for catching fish. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fishhook" in a sentence
  • "More important to this work was the result of a "fishhook"--a query placed in my Times Magazine "On Language" column for the coiner of "Social Security is the third rail of American politics--touch it and you die.""
  • ""My sole worldly possessions are a stone hatchet and a hairpin fishhook.""
  • "Then we were on the road and I knew we were turns northwest, there is a place called "fishhook", where the road turns northwest."