hook

(1) Basal portion of bacterial flagellum, to which is distally attached the flagellin filament. Proximally the hook is attached to the rotating spindle of the motor. In some bacteria (Myxobacteria) the rotation of the hook itself (without an attached flagellum) may directly cause forward gliding movement. (2) Drosophila gene encoding a large homodimeric protein involved in endocytosis of the bride of sevenless/sevenless receptor/ligand complexes from the R7 photoreceptor cell. ...

hook

a large, hook-shaped device from which the swivel is suspended. It is designed to carry maximum loads ranging from 100 to 650 tons (90 to 590 tonnes) and turns on bearings in its supporting housing. A strong spring within the assembly cushions the weight of a stand (90 feet, about 27 meters) of drill pipe, thus permitting the pipe to be made up and broken out with less damage to the tool join threads. Smaller hooks without the spring are used for handling tubing and sucker rods. See stand and swivel. ...

Hook

the thing used on the end of your hook snood used to hook fish. Makes include. Nordic bend, mustad, kamasan, cox and rawle, 4447b, circle hooks, eagle claw, baitholders etc

Hook

A punch delivered by the lead hand in a circular motion from the standing position. 2. In grappling terms, 'hooks' refer to the act of seizing and restricting the movement of an opponent's limb to establish a dominant position.
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Hook

forged steel hook at end of insulated pole of varying lengths; used for piercing and pulling building materials away from walls and ceilings. Similar to nautical gaff hook. Short hook with a pointed tip is a pike pole; longer hook on a San Francisco hook; two offset hooks on either side of tip is a universal hook; long p-shaped hook is a Boston rak...
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Hook

A spit or narrow CAPE, turned landward at the outer end, resembling a hook in form.
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Hook

Meaning as a surname: Crooked backed, hook nose. Various places in Britain.
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Hook

The hook is the line of words and music that catches the listener's ear, holds his/her interest, sustains that interest and pulls the listener along to the end of the song. It is that one line - both musically and lyrically -- that listeners will remember long after the song is over.
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Hook

The most memorable or most catchy part of a song.
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hook

[n] - a sharp curve or crook 2. [n] - a catch for locking a door 3. [n] - a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something 4. [n] - a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something 5. [n] - a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer 6. [n] - a short swinging ...
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Hook

A device used to secure a load to a crane.
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Hook

Provided the player is on the same side of the opponent's pony as the ball, he may spoil the opponent's shot by putting his stick in the way of the striking player's.
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Hook

Hook noun [ Middle English hok , Anglo-Saxon hōc ; confer Dutch haak , German hake , haken , Old High German hāko , hāgo , hāggo , Icelandic haki , Swedish hake , Danish hage . Confer Arqu...
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Hook

Hook transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Hooked ; present participle & verbal noun Hooking .] 1. To catch or fasten with a hook or hooks; to seize, capture, or hold, as with a hook, esp. with a disguised or baited hook; h...
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Hook

Hook intransitive verb To bend; to curve as a hook.
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hook

Basal portion of bacterial flagellum, to which is distally attached the flagellin filament. Proximally the hook is attached to the rotating spindle of the motor. In some bacteria (Myxobacteria) the rotation of the hook itself (without an attached flagellum) may directly cause forward gliding movement. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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hook

noun a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent
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hook

noun a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer; `he took lessons to cure his hooking`
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hook

(hook) a curved instrument, usually with a sharp point, designed for holding, elevating, or exerting traction on a tissue. something with a long, thin, curved shape resembling that of this instrument; see also hamulus and uncus.
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Hook

• (n.) That part of a hinge which is fixed to a post, and on which a door or gate hangs and turns. • (n.) A piece of metal, or other hard material, formed or bent into a curve or at an angle, for catching, holding, or sustaining anything; as, a hook for catching fish; a hook for fastening a gate; a boat hook, etc. • (n.) An implement...
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Hook

(from the article `Holland`) ...land reclamation, and the towns profited by growing trade and fishery enterprises. A disputed succession on the death of William IV (1345) led to ... ...greatest influence and power. From 1349 onward a deep cleavage among the Dutch nobility over the succession to the throne led to the formation of ... ...
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hook

(from the article `boxing`) ...modifications of these basic punches. The jab, whether thrown from an orthodox or a southpaw stance, is a straight punch delivered with the lead ...
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hook

(from the article `feather`) ...(barbs) forming a flattened, usually curved surface—the vane. The barbs possess further branches —the barbules—and the barbules of adjacent barbs ...
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Hook

Hook, J.N. Memoir or excerpts of the Preface to his The Grand Panjandrum And 1,999 Other Rare, Useful, and Delightful Words and Expressions.
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Hook

[bowling] A hook in ten-pin bowling is a ball that rolls in a curving pattern (versus straight). The purpose of the hook is to give the ball a better angle at the 1-3 pocket (right-handers) or 1-2 pocket (left-handers.) When a ball is rolled straight, hitting the pocket must be precise. By hooking the ball, the ball will hit the pins with m...
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