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Definition: Chain 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
a half door, Heckle
1. A piece of metal, or other hard material, formed or bent
into a curve or at an angle, for catching, holding, or
sustaining anything; as, a hook for catching fish; a hook
for fastening a gate; a boat hook, etc.
2. That part of a hinge which is fixed to a post, and on
which a door or gate hangs and turns.
3. An implement for cutting grass or grain; a sickle; an
instrument for cutting or lopping; a billhook.
Like slashing Bentley with his desperate hook.
4. (Steam Engin.) See Eccentric
, and V-hook
5. A snare; a trap. [R.] --Shak.
6. A field sown two years in succession. [Prov. Eng.]
7. pl. The projecting points of the thigh bones of cattle; --
called also hook bones
8. (Geog.) A spit or narrow cape of sand or gravel turned
landward at the outer end; as, Sandy Hook in New Jersey.
[Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]
9. (Sports) The curving motion of a ball, as in bowling or
baseball, curving away from the hand which threw the ball;
in golf, a curving motion in the direction of the golfer
who struck the ball.
10. (Computers) A procedure within the encoding of a computer
program which allows the user to modify the program so as
to import data from or export data to other programs.
By hook or by crook
, one way or other; by any means, direct
or indirect. --Milton. “In hope her to attain by hook or
Off the hook
, freed from some obligation or difficulty; as,
to get off the hook by getting someone else to do the job.
Off the hooks
, unhinged; disturbed; disordered. [Colloq.]
“In the evening, by water, to the Duke of Albemarle, whom
I found mightly off the hooks that the ships are not gone
out of the river.”
On one's own hook
, on one's own account or responsibility;
by one's self. [Colloq. U.S.] --Bartlett.
To go off the hooks
, to die. [Colloq.] --Thackeray.
, a small boat hook.
. See under Chain
, a horizontal knee or frame, in the bow of a
ship, on which the forward part of the deck rests.
Hook and eye
, one of the small wire hooks and loops for
fastening together the opposite edges of a garment, etc.
(Zo["o]l.), the strongly curved beak of a bird.
, a ladder with hooks at the end by which it can
be suspended, as from the top of a wall.
(Steam Engin.), a valve gear which is reversed
by V hooks.
, any squid which has the arms furnished with
hooks, instead of suckers, as in the genera
, a wrench or spanner, having a hook at the end,
instead of a jaw, for turning a bolthead, nut, or
(ch[=a]n), n. [F. cha[^i]ne, fr. L. catena. Cf.
1. A series of links or rings, usually of metal, connected,
or fitted into one another, used for various purposes, as
of support, of restraint, of ornament, of the exertion and
transmission of mechanical power, etc.
[They] put a chain of gold about his neck. --Dan. v.
2. That which confines, fetters, or secures, as a chain; a
bond; as, the chains of habit.
To chains of darkness and the undying worm.
3. A series of things linked together; or a series of things
connected and following each other in succession; as, a
chain of mountains; a chain of events or ideas.
4. (Surv.) An instrument which consists of links and is used
in measuring land.
Note: One commonly in use is Gunter's chain, which consists
of one hundred links, each link being seven inches and
ninety-two one hundredths in length; making up the
total length of rods, or sixty-six, feet; hence, a
measure of that length; hence, also, a unit for land
measure equal to four rods square, or one tenth of an
5. pl. (Naut.) Iron links bolted to the side of a vessel to
bold the dead-eyes connected with the shrouds; also, the
6. (Weaving) The warp threads of a web. --Knight.
(Mach.), a belt made of a chain; -- used for
, a boat fitted up for recovering lost cables,
(a) (Naut.) The bolt at the lower end of the chain plate,
which fastens it to the vessel's side.
(b) A bolt with a chain attached for drawing it out of
. See Chain timber
, a bridge supported by chain cables; a
, a cable made of iron links.
(Zo["o]l.), a fossil coral of the genus
, common in the middle and upper Silurian
rocks. The tubular corallites are united side by side in
groups, looking in an end view like links of a chain. When
perfect, the calicles show twelve septa.
(a) A shackle for uniting lengths of chain, or connecting
a chain with an object.
(b) (Railroad) Supplementary coupling together of cars
with a chain.
, a gang of convicts chained together.
(Naut.), a hook, used for dragging cables about
, flexible, defensive armor of hammered metal
links wrought into the form of a garment.
(Arch.), a form of molding in imitation of a
chain, used in the Normal style.
, a pier suspended by chain.
(Naut.), an opening in the deck, lined with
iron, through which the cable is passed into the lockers
(Shipbuilding), one of the iron plates or
bands, on a vessel's side, to which the standing rigging
, a pulley with depressions in the periphery of
its wheel, or projections from it, made to fit the links
of a chain.
. See in the Vocabulary.
(Arith.), a theorem for solving numerical
problems by composition of ratios, or compound proportion,
by which, when several ratios of equality are given, the
consequent of each being the same as the antecedent of the
next, the relation between the first antecedent and the
last consequent is discovered.
(Mil.), two cannon balls united by a shot chain,
formerly used in naval warfare on account of their
destructive effect on a ship's rigging.
. See in the Vocabulary.
. (Arch.) See Bond timber
, under Bond
. (Naut.) Same as Channels
. See in the Vocabulary.
, Open chain
(Chem.), terms applied to the
chemical structure of compounds whose rational formul[ae]
are written respectively in the form of a closed ring (see
, under Benzene
), or in an open
, a chain whose ends have been united by a