[hoo k-uh] /ˈhʊk ə/
a tobacco pipe of Near Eastern origin with a long, flexible tube by which the smoke is drawn through a jar of water and thus cooled.
an oriental pipe for smoking marijuana, tobacco, etc, consisting of one or more long flexible stems connected to a container of water or other liquid through which smoke is drawn and cooled Also called hubble-bubble, kalian, narghile, water pipe
also hooka, 1763, from Arabic huqqah “small box, vessel” (through which the smoke is drawn), extended in Urdu to the whole apparatus.
noun 1. a two-piece clothes fastener, usually of metal, consisting of a hook that catches onto a loop or bar. 2. 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 […]
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”]