Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Hooked in the stomach, having swallowed bait, hook, and all: said of a fish.

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Examples

  • If she'd been a woman like the kind they was used to -- the Cape kind, I mean -- I don't s'pose they'd have paid any attention to her; but she was diff'rent from anything they'd ever run up against, and the first thing you know, she had 'em both poke-hooked.

    Cape Cod Stories

  • Harvey cried, as the fish came in gasping and splashing -- nearly all poke-hooked, as Dan had said.

    Captains Courageous

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