1. Having the form of a hook; curvated; as, the hooked bill of a bird.
2. Provided with a hook or hooks. "The hooked chariot." Milton.
(Hook"ed*ness) n. The state of being bent like a hook; incurvation.
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.
(Hooke's" gear"ing) [So called from the inventor.] (Mach.) Spur gearing having teeth
slanting across the face of the wheel, sometimes slanting in opposite directions from the middle.
(Hooke's joint) [So called from the inventor.] (Mach.) A universal joint. See under Universal.
(Hook"ey) n. See Hockey.
(Hook"let) n. A little hook.
(Hook"-nosed`) a. Having a hooked or aquiline nose. Shak.
(Hook"y) a. Full of hooks; pertaining to hooks.
(Hool) a. Whole. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Hoo"lock) n. (Zoöl.) A small black gibbon found in the mountains of Assam.
(Hoom) n. Home. Chaucer.
(Hoo"noo*maun) n. (Zoöl.) An Indian monkey. See Entellus. [Written also hoonuman.]
(Hoop) n. [OE. hope; akin to D. hoep, hoepel.]
1. A pliant strip of wood or metal bent in a circular form, and united at the ends, for holding together the
staves of casks, tubs, etc.
2. A ring; a circular band; anything resembling a hoop, as the cylinder (cheese hoop) in which the curd is
pressed in making cheese.
3. A circle, or combination of circles, of thin whalebone, metal, or other elastic material, used for expanding
the skirts of ladies' dresses; crinoline; used chiefly in the plural.
Though stiff with hoops, and armed with ribs of whale.Pope.
4. A quart pot; so called because originally bound with hoops, like a barrel. Also, a portion of the
contents measured by the distance between the hoops. [Obs.]
5. An old measure of capacity, variously estimated at from one to four pecks. [Eng.] Halliwell.
Bulge hoop, Chine hoop, Quarter hoop, the hoop nearest the middle of a cask, that nearest the
end, and the intermediate hoop between these two, respectively. Flat hoop, a wooden hoop dressed
flat on both sides. Half-round hoop, a wooden hoop left rounding and undressed on the outside.
Hoop iron, iron in thin narrow strips, used for making hoops. Hoop lock, the fastening for
uniting the ends of wooden hoops by notching and interlocking them. Hoop skirt, a framework