Nuthook
Nuthook Nut"hook`, n. 1. A hook at the end of a pole to pull down boughs for gathering the nuts. [1913 Webster]

2. A thief who steals by means of a hook; also, a bailiff who hooks or seizes malefactors. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • nuthook — noun Etymology: nut (I) + hook 1. obsolete : a hook at the end of a pole to pull down boughs for gathering nuts 2. obs Britain : constable …   Useful english dictionary

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