Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a hook.

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  • adj. having or resembling a hook (especially in the ability to grasp and hold)

Etymologies

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hook +‎ -like

Examples

  • The real treasure, though, is the aforementioned "Windstorm," a percolating summer concoction with a hooklike gull's cry.

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  • I know very little about them except that they grow and grow and that they cover the hillside now, and when I pass by them with my lawnmower buzzing they catch at my shirt and my arm with their remarkably hooklike sharp thorns.

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  • De Mestral shoved a bit of burr under a microscope and saw that its barbed, hooklike seed pods meshed beautifully with the looped fibers in his clothes.

    Sticky Stuff

  • Dozens of fishing nets had become snagged on the hooklike davits.

    SERPENT

  • The Zhakar carried a hooklike sword that could be used to stab, slash, or grasp an opponent.

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  • She tried to lift a hand, fingers flexed for clawing, but then the hand fell down onto the sheet and the fingers lost their hooklike attitude.

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  • Then, with a swift encircling movement, that hooklike arm wrapped itself around Flint's neck and drew him into the shadow.

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  • The tail is a grasping instrument, strongly prehensile, and aided by two hooklike claws, sheathed with horn, externally visible on each side, beneath, just anterior to the base of the tail.

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  • They walk upside down, hanging from branches by their hooklike claws, and feed on leaves, buds, and young twigs.

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  • As inferred from the passage, the skeleton of a pterosaur is distinguishable from that of a bird by the evidence of the hooklike projections on its hind feet

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