from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various parrots with a hooked bill for climbing and for crushing nuts and seeds.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A curved or hooked bill or beak of a bird.
- n. A spent male salmon whose jaws have become hooked.
Someone, Qwilleran thought, had expected to steal the bird and had put a hand too close to the cage, only to have Jasper's powerful hookbill grab a finger.