Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A hook on a pole to pull down boughs for gathering nuts.
  • n. A thief who steals by means of a hook, or a bailiff who hooks or seizes malefactors.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A hook at the end of a pole to pull down boughs for gathering the nuts.
  • n. A thief who steals by means of a hook; also, a bailiff who hooks or seizes malefactors.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pole with a hook at the end used to pull down boughs to bring nuts within reach.
  • n. A bailiff: so called in derision, because armed with a catch-pole.

Etymologies

nut +‎ hook (Wiktionary)

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