fish-hook
1) a bent piece of wire with its tip sharpened and often a barb below the tip used to catch fish. Available in many sizes and styles. May be single, double or treble but all these are counted as one hook in angling regulations. Hooks separated by stretches of line are counted as multiple hooks. See hook
2) a large hook with a pendant to which the fish tackle is hooked in fishing an anchor
3) a sharp broken strand in a wire

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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