Hooklet \Hook"let\, n. A little hook. [1913 Webster]

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  • hooklet — noun Date: circa 1839 a small hook …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hooklet — a small hook, e.g. sexual hooklets in Characidae …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • hooklet — hook·let hu̇k lət n a small hook <a circle of hooklets on the tapeworm scolex> …   Medical dictionary

  • hooklet — hook·let …   English syllables

  • hooklet — klə̇t noun ( s) Etymology: hook (I) + let : a small hook a circle of hooklets on the tapeworm scolex see echinococcus illustration …   Useful english dictionary

  • sexual hooklet — one of a series of tiny spines or hooks along the anteriormost rays of the ventral and anal fins of most male Characidae. May also be present on the dorsal and caudal fins. They are used as a coupling device in mating …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • hook — noun 1》 a piece of curved metal or other hard material for catching hold of things or hanging things on.     ↘(also fish hook) a bent piece of metal, typically barbed and baited, for catching fish. 2》 a thing designed to catch people s attention …   English new terms dictionary

  • hook — n. & v. n. 1 a a piece of metal or other material bent back at an angle or with a round bend, for catching hold or for hanging things on. b (in full fish hook) a bent piece of wire, usu. barbed and baited, for catching fish. 2 a curved cutting… …   Useful english dictionary

  • -let — suffix forming nouns, usu. diminutives (flatlet; leaflet) or denoting articles of ornament or dress (anklet). Etymology: orig. corresp. (in bracelet, crosslet, etc.) to F ette added to nouns in el * * * suffix 1) (forming nouns) denoting a… …   Useful english dictionary

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