gang hook
noun Date: circa 1934 two or three fishhooks with their shanks joined together

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • gang hook — ☆ gang hook n. a multiple fishhook consisting of several, usually three, hooks with their shanks joined …   English World dictionary

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  • gang hook — Angling. a hook with several points, made by joining the shanks of two or three hooks. [1625 35, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Hook and Ladder — can refer to:*hook and ladder, a type of fire apparatus * hook and ladder, or hook and lateral, a type of novelty play used in American football * Hook and Ladder (1924 film), a 1924 film starring Hoot Gibson * Hook and Ladder (1932 film), a 1932 …   Wikipedia

  • gang|ing — «GAN jihng», noun. 1. the act of fastening a fishhook to the line. 2. a section or part of a fishing line to the free end of which a hook is ganged …   Useful english dictionary

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  • hook — I. vb 1. British to steal. This euphemism, which is still in use in London working class speech, is at least 200 years old. The h is almost invariably dropped. ► She managed to hook a few videotapes. Barry s been out hookin again. (Recorded,… …   Contemporary slang

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