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1A sharp metal hook of a kind used to hang meat carcasses and joints.
fist, palmView synonyms
- ‘An old black man with a beret is swinging a whole hindquarter of a steer out of a truck, and onto a meathook.’
- ‘The swinging meathook in the background is always a bad omen in horror movies, and this meathook is worse news than most.’
2meathooksinformal A person's hands or arms:‘get your big meathooks out of those pies!’
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