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crochet hook

a needle with a hook at one end, used in crochet.
Also called crochet needle.
Origin of crochet hook
1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Miss Alice Prendergast is doing something delicate with a crochet-hook, but it is obvious that her thoughts are far away.

    Happy Days Alan Alexander Milne
  • The simplest implement for removing a buried suture is a crochet-hook.

  • Miss Wealthy started so violently that the crochet-hook fell from her hands.

    Hildegarde's Holiday Laura E. Richards
  • One skein of white and blue Saxony will be sufficient for two sets; use a crochet-hook that will carry the wool easily.

  • They may be curved, or shaped like a crochet-hook, or have the sharp point placed at right angles to the shaft of the instrument.

  • In front is a compartment for a magnifying glass, and a long one to hold scalpel, brushes, crochet-hook and pencil.

    The Nursery Book Liberty Hyde Bailey

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