• A few of the many artifacts relating to fishing unearthed at Jamestown: fishhooks, fish-gigs, and lead net weights
    A few of the many artifacts relating to fishing unearthed at Jamestown: fishhooks, fish-gigs, and lead net weights
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fishhook a sharp barbed hook for catching fish
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fishhook A hook for catching fish.
    • Fishhook (Naut) A hook with a pendant, to the end of which the fish-tackle is hooked.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fishhook A hook for catching fish.
    • n fishhook A hook used with a fish-tackle. See fish-tackle.
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In literature:

About this time Denton ran across some fishhook cactus, which we cut up and chewed.
"Arizona Nights" by Stewart Edward White
A basket stood at hand filled with pieces of colored cloth, beads, caps, hawk bells, fishhooks, toys of sorts.
"1492" by Mary Johnston
Give me no bread to eat, but let me sit with a fishhook.
"The Witch and Other Stories" by Anton Chekhov
Peter could see clearly the great, curved claws which are Plunger's fishhooks.
"The Burgess Bird Book for Children" by Thornton W. Burgess
In the afternoon we finished putting up the tepee, and Tish made a fishhook out of a hairpin and tied it to a strong creeper I had found.
"Tish, The Chronicle of Her Escapades and Excursions" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
He fell into the sea, and would have perished if you hadn't been so prompt in making a human fishhook of yourself.
"Bobby of the Labrador" by Dillon Wallace
Those in England who planned to go to Virginia were always advised to provide themselves (among other items) with nets, fishhooks, and lines.
"New Discoveries at Jamestown" by John L. Cotter
They came over in their skin canoes, bringing us meat, for which we returned them beads and fishhooks.
"History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, Vol. I." by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
Before they could obtain fishhooks of modern make, they made them of bone.
"Indians of the Yosemite Valley and Vicinity" by Galen Clark
The word means a fishhook, and the promontory looks something like one.
"Young Peoples' History of the War with Spain" by Prescott Holmes
They were armed with swords of an odd pattern; their points curved up so that the blade resembled a fishhook.
"Key Out of Time" by Andre Alice Norton
In some of the canoes he found a couple of rude bone fishhooks.
"The River of Darkness" by William Murray Graydon
Why is it cruel to put an earthworm on a fishhook?
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
An' it's fifty year in the pen with fishhooks in yoh tongue.
"Sunlight Patch" by Credo Fitch Harris
All I finds is a piece o' salmon twine an' one fishhook.
"The Gaunt Gray Wolf" by Dillon Wallace
All the fishhooks were gone, most of the beads, practically all the hats and coats which once had served so well.
"The Magnificent Adventure" by Emerson Hough
We were to depend upon our guns, fishhooks, spears and clamsticks for other diet.
"Alaska Days with John Muir" by Samual Hall Young
We caught them with large fishhooks baited with a big piece of salt pork.
"The Story of a Strange Career" by Anonymous
He can plait straw in all sorts of ways, and make excellent bearded fishhooks out of common needles.
"Audubon and his Journals, Volume I (of 2)" by Maria R. Audubon
They had a few fishhooks, but were not always successful in the use of them.
"La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West" by Francis Parkman

In news:

California's GOP 'fishhook' is losing its barb.
Man fires gun to get help with fishhook in buttocks.
California's GOP ' fishhook ' is losing its barb.
Fishhooks pose a first-aid problem because they are designed to penetrate flesh and hold fast even while a fish fights on the line.
This series teaches you about the basic first aid of fishhooks and how to know when an injury requires more serious medical attention.
Can you pull in Leviathan with a fishhook or tie down its tongue with a rope.
GOP fishhook loses its barb .
California's GOP 'fishhook' is losing its barb .
GOP's Southern California `fishhook' just not catching victories nowadays.
Iron meteorites have been carved into more ancient objects, such as knives, beads and fishhooks, McCoy says.
We all know the naked baby on the cover of Nirvana's album ' Nevermind ' reaching for a dollar bill at the end of a fishhook.
We all know the naked baby on the cover of Nirvana 's album 'Nevermind' reaching for a dollar bill at the end of a fishhook.
We also teach three specific techniques for removing fishhooks from the skin.
All in all, we hope this "schools" you in the art of fishhook injuries and "catches" you up on your fishhook first aid.