One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A small hook with a long handle for fastening tight buttons (often formerly on buttoned boots).
- ‘Victorian boots often had lots of loops and buttons to fasten, and this buttonhook helped with that.’
- ‘Buttonhooks are sticks with a wire loop at the end, and they come in many styles and sizes.’
- ‘A combination buttonhook and zipper puller having a tapered elongated portion can be inserted in buttonholes of different sizes to grasp buttons of different sizes for buttoning.’
A play in which a pass receiver runs straight downfield and then doubles back sharply towards the line of scrimmage.
- ‘This helps make #2's buttonhook all the more effective.’
- ‘For a buttonhook to be effective, the receiver must convince the defensive back covering him that he is going to continue his pattern downfield.’
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