Definition of snap hook in English:

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snap hook

Pronunciation: /ˈsnap ˌho͝ok/


A hook with a spring allowing the entrance but preventing the escape of a cord, key ring, etc.
Example sentences
  • I have a boat hook and gaff (rarely used) positioned on snap hooks that are screwed in to the glassed-in gunnel supports on the inside of the left hand gunnel.
  • Once the bottle is reached, the tail from the bottle with the snap link tied is found, and the loop of nylon (the eight - to-ten pound weak link) is attached.
  • A lead, normally of 1 to 1.5 ounces is attached to the leger bead with a small snap link.

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