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A hook is a tool consisting of a length of material that contains a portion that is curved or indented, so that this portion can be used to hold another object. In a number of uses, one end of the hook is pointed, so that this end can pierce another material, which is then held by the curved or indented portion.


  • Bagging hook, a large sickle or reaping hook used for harvesting grain
  • Bondage hook, used in sexual bondage play
  • Cabin hook, a hooked bar that engages into an eye screw, used on doors
  • Cap hook, hat ornament of the 15th and 16th centuries
  • Cargo hook (helicopter), different types of hook systems for helicopters
  • Crochet hook, used for crocheting thread or yarn
  • Drapery hook, for hanging drapery
  • Dress hook, fashion accessory
  • Fish hook, used to catch fish
  • Flesh-hook, used in cooking meat
  • Grappling hook, a hook attached to a rope, designed to be thrown and snagged on a target
  • Hook (hand tool), also known as longshoreman's hook and bale hook, a tool used for securing and moving loads
  • Hook-and-eye closure, a clothing fastener
  • Hook and loop fastener
  • Lifting hook, for grabbing and lifting loads
  • Mail hook, for grabbing mail bags without stopping a train
  • Meat hook, for hanging up meat or carcasses of animals in butcheries and meat industry
  • Prosthetic hook or transradial prosthesis, part of a prosthetic arm for amputees
  • Purse hook, used to keep a woman's purse from touching the floor
  • Shepherd's hook (or crook), a staff used in herding sheep or other animals
  • Siege hook, an Ancient Roman weapon used to pull stones from a wall during a siege
  • Tailhook, used by aircraft to snag cables in order to slow down more quickly
  • References

    Hook Wikipedia

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