not equipped with a barb:
barbless fishhooks.
Historical Examples

And at the time when the Bard stood up to claim the wife, a strange warrior came into the encampment, holding a barbless spear.
Evelyn Innes George Moore

The other two Japs have short, stiff poles with a wire attached and the barbless hook at the end.
Tales of Fishes Zane Grey

It is barbless, and in place of the barb, the hook is filed long and tapering to a point as sharp as that of a needle.
Tales of the Fish Patrol Jack London

The fang′-kao, or barbless lance blade, is next common in use.
The Bontoc Igorot Albert Ernest Jenks

With these barbless hooks the bait was not impaled, but strapped on with shreds of bark.
Tropic Days E. J. Banfield

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