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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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