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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In locomotives, a hook fixing the driving-wheel spring to the frame.
  • noun A latch or door-hook having a spring-catch for keeping it fast in the staple.
  • noun A fish-hook set like a spring-trap, with a supplementary hook, which, on being released, fixes itself in the fish; a snap-hook. Also called spear-hook.

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