from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as dog, 9 .
  • n. In angling, the hook of a tail-fly.


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  • The FJ-1 lacked carrier suitability; among other reasons, the plane kept losing its tail-hook in its landing gear.

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  • As the wheels touched steel he shoved the throttles forward; if his tail-hook missed the arresting wire, he needed full power for a "bolter" -- a touch-and-go that would send him off the forward deck and around for a second pass.


  • Work continues on fixing the tail-hook system on the Navy variant, which must take off and land on carriers, as well as solving troubles with the helmet and the night-vision system.

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  • Military options add an aircraft carrier, catapult, tail-hook, enemy planes, battleships and machine guns.

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  • The reason we don't hear about it now is because it is usually only reported when it involves men in reference to women such as tail-hook.

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  • He chose ” this overnight clone of Honest Abe ” to arrive on the deck of the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln on an S-3B Viking jet that came in with a dramatic tail-hook landing.

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