Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A small, hook-shaped carpal bone of the wrist.
  • adjective Hooked at the tip.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Hooked; entangled.
  • In zoology, hooked; uncinate: same as hamulate.
  • In botany, curved like a hook; hooked at the tip: said of hairs, spines, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Hooked; bent at the end into a hook; hamous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective anatomy Hooked at the tip.
  • noun The hamate bone.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the wrist bone in line with the 4th and 5th fingers

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin hāmātus, hook-shaped, barbed, from hāmus, hook.]

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  • hook-shaped or hook-like

    June 18, 2007