1. One who, or that which, hooks.
2. Naut. (a) A Dutch vessel with two masts. (b) A fishing boat with one mast, used on the coast of Ireland. (c) A sailor's contemptuous term for any antiquated craft.
n 1: United States general in the Union Army who was defeated at
Chancellorsville by Robert E. Lee (1814-1879) [syn: Joseph
Hooker, Fighting Joe Hooker]
2: English theologian (1554-1600) [syn: Richard Hooker]
3: a prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets
[syn: streetwalker, street girl, hustler, floozy,
4: a golfer whose shots typically curve left (for right-handed
5: (rugby) the player in the middle of the front row of the
scrum who tries to capture the ball with the foot