from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a hook for catching a button and drawing it through a buttonhole, as in buttoning boots and gloves.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small metal hook used for buttoning shoes, gloves, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a hook for pulling a button through a buttonhole
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