Hook may refer to:

Tools, hardware and fasteners

* Cabin hook, a hooked bar that engages into an eye screw, used on doors
* Fish hook, a device used to catch fish
* Grappling hook, a hook attached to a rope, designed to be thrown and snagged on a target
* Lifting hook, a device for grabbing and lifting loads
* Siege hook, a weapon used to pull stones from a wall during a siege
* Part of a hook-and-eye closure, a clothing fastener
* Part of a hook-and-loop fastener, used in Velcro

Media and entertainment

* Hook (music), a catchy musical passage
* "Hook" (song), a song by Blues Traveler
* "Hook" (film), a 1991 fantasy continuation of J. M. Barrie's "Peter and Wendy"
** "Hook" (video game), four video games based on the film
* Hook ("Transformers"), several characters in the "Transformers" universe
* Hook (company), a Japanese visual novel studio
* The Hook, a classic urban legend
* "The Hook" (newspaper), a weekly Virginia newspaper
* Captain Hook, a fictional villain from J. M. Barrie's "Peter Pan"
* Get the hook, a theatrical term


* Hook (boxing), a boxing punch
* Hooking (ice hockey), a penalty
* Hook shot, a type of shot in basketball
* Curveball, a type of baseball pitch
* A method of hitting a golf ball


* Hook (rhetoric), a rhetorical device that "hooks" the listener
* Hook (diacritic), a diacritical mark in the Vietnamese alphabet
* Narrative hook, a literary technique


* Hook, New Zealand
* Hook River, New Zealand
* Hook of Holland, the Netherlands

United Kingdom

* Hook, East Riding of Yorkshire
* Hook, Hart, in north Hampshire
* Hook, London
* Hook, Pembrokeshire
* Hook, Wiltshire
* Hook-with-Warsash, in south Hampshire

Other meanings

* Hooking, a computer programming technique
* Telephone hook, a cradle on which a telephone handset rests
* Prosthetic hook, a crude hand prosthesis
* Bondage hook, a device used in sexual bondage play
* Tailhook, a device on an aircraft
* Abu Hamza, a Sunni Muslim leader known as "Hook" in the British tabloid press
* Mil Mi-6, a Soviet/Russian heavy transport helicopter

ee also

* Hook (surname)
* Hooke
* Hooked (disambiguation)

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  • Hook — (h[oo^]k; 277), n. [OE. hok, AS. h[=o]c; cf. D. haak, G. hake, haken, OHG. h[=a]ko, h[=a]go, h[=a]ggo, Icel. haki, Sw. hake, Dan. hage. Cf. {Arquebuse}, {Hagbut}, {Hake}, {Hatch} a half door, {Heckle}.] 1. A piece of metal, or other hard material …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hook — bezeichnet: Captain Hook, literarische Figur aus dem Roman Peter Pan Hook (Film), Film von Steven Spielberg, basierend auf der Peter Pan Geschichte Hook (Filmdramaturgie), filmdramaturgischer Fachbegriff Hook (EDV), Programmierschnittstelle in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hook — [hook] n. [ME < OE hoc, akin to HAKE, MDu hoec, ON hakr < IE base * keg , peg for hanging] 1. a curved or bent piece of metal, wood, etc. used to catch, hold, or pull something; specif., a) a curved piece of wire or bone with a barbed end,… …   English World dictionary

  • hook — ► NOUN 1) a piece of curved metal or other material for catching hold of things or hanging things on. 2) a thing designed to catch people s attention. 3) a catchy passage in a song. 4) a curved cutting instrument. 5) a short swinging punch made… …   English terms dictionary

  • Hook Me Up — Студийный альбом The Veronicas …   Википедия

  • Hook — Hook, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hooked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hooking}.] 1. To catch or fasten with a hook or hooks; to seize, capture, or hold, as with a hook, esp. with a disguised or baited hook; hence, to secure by allurement or artifice; to entrap;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Höök — (* 19. Januar 1959 in Pritzwalk als Jörg Babenschneider) ist ein Bildhauer und Maler aus dem Saarland. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Werdegang …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hook Me Up — Álbum de The Veronicas Publicación 3 de Noviembre, 2007 Grabación 2007 Género(s) Electro pop, synth rock, pop rock, pop punk …   Wikipedia Español

  • Hook — [hʊk], der; s, s [engl. hook, eigtl. = Haken] (Golf): Schlag, bei dem der Ball in einer der Schlaghand entgegengesetzten Kurve fliegt. * * * Hook   [englisch/amerikanisch, huk; wörtlich »Haken«], auch Hookline, kurze markante melodische Figur,… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Hook — Título Hook Ficha técnica Dirección Steven Spielberg Producción Frank Marshall Gerald R. Molen …   Wikipedia Español

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