from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of center-draft hook used on trawl-lines in New England since 1884, having the shank flattened at the upper end instead of an eye, whence the name.
- n. In saddlery, a curved hook on the back-pad for holding up the bearing-rein.
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