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hooker1 US English

A prostitute

hooker2 US English

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

hooker3 US English

A glass or drink of undiluted brandy, whiskey, or other liquor

Hooker New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

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

Hooker, Sir Joseph Dalton US English

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

Hooker, Thomas US English

(Circa 1586–1647), American clergyman; born in England. A founding settler of Hartford, Connecticut, in 1636, he helped to write the Fundamental Orders (1639), which was Connecticut’s original constitution