Definition of skyhook in English:

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skyhook

Pronunciation: /ˈskʌɪhʊk/

noun

1 Climbing A small flattened hook, with an eye for attaching a rope, fixed temporarily into a rock face.
Example sentences
  • One of the favourites was to ask the young lads for some skyhooks.
  • With small cams, two bolts and some skyhooking he had managed 10 meters, before the nut of one skyhook he was standing on opened.
2 Basketball A very high-arcing hook shot.
Example sentences
  • Well you can't beat Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's skyhook, the single most unstoppable shot in the game's history.
3 dated Used humorously to refer to the apparent means by which an aircraft remains airborne.
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