Definitions

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

  • noun A system or network of electrical circuits or equipment designed to operate together.
  • noun A configuration of mechanical parts or devices providing a link between a supply source and a user.
  • noun A plan or schematic drawing of such a system or such a configuration.
  • noun Informal A linkage or connection, often between unlikely associates or factors.
  • noun Informal An act of casual sex.

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

  • adjective For the purpose of connecting.
  • noun A connection.
  • noun A brief sexual relationship or encounter; a fling.
  • noun A sexual partner

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

  • noun a device providing a connection between a power source and a user
  • noun a system of components assembled together for a particular purpose

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Examples

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  • His pitch was that the incubator should offer more than the promise of a major label hookup if the artist could get himself to the next sales level.

    Fortune’s Fool

  • His pitch was that the incubator should offer more than the promise of a major label hookup if the artist could get himself to the next sales level.

    Fortune’s Fool

  • The suburbanite with the hard-core porn hookup is masturbating to real sex, albeit at a DSL-enabled remove.

    Is Pornography Adultery?

  • His pitch was that the incubator should offer more than the promise of a major label hookup if the artist could get himself to the next sales level.

    Fortune’s Fool

  • The suburbanite with the hardcore porn hookup is masturbating to real sex, albeit at a DSL-enabled remove.

    Virtual Adultery

  • His pitch was that the incubator should offer more than the promise of a major label hookup if the artist could get himself to the next sales level.

    Fortune’s Fool

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