nuthook (plural nuthooks)

  1. A hook on a pole to pull down boughs for gathering nuts.
  2. (obsolete) A thief who steals by means of a hook.
  3. (obsolete) A bailiff who metaphorically hooks or seizes malefactors; a policeman; a constable.
Synonyms Related terms
  • (hook on a pole) gaff, panking pole

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