a two-piece clothes fastener, usually of metal, consisting of a hook that catches onto a loop or bar.
a three-piece latching device consisting of a hook attached to a screw eye or an eyebolt and a separate screw eye or eyebolt that the hook engages as it bridges a gap, as one between a door and a jamb or a gate and a gatepost.
Also called eyehook. the two-piece portion of such a device consisting of a hook and a screw eye.
a fastening for clothes consisting of a small hook hooked onto a small metal or thread loop
noun 1. a fire engine, usually a tractor-trailer, fitted with long, extensible ladders and other equipment.
- Hook-and-ladder company
[hoo k-uh n-lad-er] /ˈhʊk ənˈlæd ər/ noun 1. a company of firefighters equipped with a hook-and-ladder truck.
- Hook a ride
verb phrase To get or beg a ride: Since Swede had no car, he either hooked rides from the waiters who did, or walked [1940s+; probably fr hobo hook a rattler, ”get a ride on a freight train,” where hook means ”seize with the hands”]
noun 1. a bolt bent in a hooklike form at one end and threaded for a nut at the other.