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hooker1 British & World English

The player in the middle of the front row of the scrum, who tries to hook the ball

hooker2 British & World English

A one-masted sailing boat of a kind used especially in Ireland for fishing

hooker3 British & World English

A glass or drink of undiluted brandy, whisky, or other alcoholic spirit

Hooker New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

, Sir Joseph Dalton (1817–1911), English botanist

Hooker, John Lee British & World English

(1917–2001), American blues singer and guitarist. A major influence on British groups such as the Rolling Stones in the 1960s, he came to the attention of a new generation of fans in the 1980s

Hooker, Sir Joseph Dalton British & World English

(1817–1911), English botanist and pioneer in plant geography. Hooker applied Darwin’s theories to plants and, with George Bentham (1800–84), he produced a work on classification, Genera Plantarum (1862–83)