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Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
A hook on a construction crane
A hook on a construction crane

Hook may refer to:

  • Any device which attaches to an object, and attempts to draw it towards the place the hook is attached
    • Cabin hook, A bar fixed to a staple with a right angled end that is held in a screw eye to hold a door open
    • Grappling hook, a hook attached to a rope, designed to give traction on a distant object (such as a wall, tree or a vehicle) by snagging on its edge or corner when thrown
    • Lanyard hook, a springy flat stock wire item formed wide at one end, narrow at the other. It opens inward with thumb pressure and stays closed by the temper of the wire.
    • Lifting hook, a device for grabbing and lifting loads
    • Siege hook, a weapon used in medieval and classical siege warfare to tear down walls in fortifications
    • Sister Hook, two overlapping metal hooks hinged to form a heart outline when open
    • One part of a hook-and-eye, a type of textile closure
  • In music:
  • In sport:
  • In language:
  • As in Captain Hook:
    • Captain Hook, a fictional villain from J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan, a children's novel
    • Hook (film), a 1991 motion picture sequel to the Peter Pan books and stageplay starring Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts and Bob Hoskins
    • Hook (video game), video games based on the film
    • Abu Hamza, a radical Muslim Cleric known in the British tabloid press as 'Hook' or 'Captain Hook', so named for the hook in place of his missing right hand, currently serving a prison sentence for incitement of racial hatred.
  • Hook (Transformers), a Constructicon surgical engineer and truck crane in the Transformers universe
  • Telephone hook, a cradle on which a telephone handset rests
  • Prosthetic hook, a crude hand prosthesis
  • Bondage hook, a device used in sexual bondage play
  • "Hook-and-loop" fasteners such as Velcro
  • Hooking, a computer programming technique used in event handling
  • Tailhook, an implement on navy aircraft to allow safe carrier landing
  • Eye bolt (or eye hook), a device used to connect string
  • Mil Mi-6 Hook, a Soviet/Russian heavy transport helicopter
  • The Hook, a classic urban legend
  • The Hook (newspaper), a weekly newspaper in Charlottesville, Virginia
  • To get the hook, a theater term

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