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hoof-and-mouth disease see foot-and-mouth disease.
hoofbeat the sound of an animal's hoof as it hits the ground or other hard surface in running or walking.
hoofed having hoofs.
hoof it (informal) to walk quickly to reach a destination.
hook a curved or angled piece of metal, plastic, or the like that is used for holding, hanging, securing, or pulling things. [19 definitions]
hookah a smoking pipe with a long tube set in water, designed to cool the smoke as it is drawn through.
hook and eye a clothes-fastening device having a small metal hook, on one side of the opening, that attaches to a loop or small bar on the other side.
hook and ladder a fire engine carrying extension ladders, hooked tools, and other equipment; hook-and-ladder truck.
hooked curved or shaped like a hook. [4 definitions]
hooker1 a type of fishing boat with a single mast, used off the Irish and English coasts. [2 definitions]
hooker3 (slang) a prostitute.
hooker2 one that hooks.
hook, line, and sinker (informal) without any question or hesitation; completely.
hooknose a nose that has a prominent outward curve; aquiline nose.
hook shot in basketball, a shot made, with the body sideways to the basket, by the far hand arcing the ball over the head.
hookup an arrangement or system, as of electrical circuits and equipment designed to operate together. [3 definitions]
hook up to connect to a system or power source. [3 definitions]
hookworm a parasitic bloodsucking worm with hooks around its mouth with which it attaches itself to human and animal intestine walls. [2 definitions]
hooky (informal) illegal absence; truancy (usu. prec. by "play").
hooligan a rough, reckless, troublemaking person; hoodlum; ruffian.
hoop a large ring of wood, plastic, or metal, such as that used as a child's toy or for an animal to jump through. [7 definitions]