Definition of pin-hooker in English:

pin-hooker

noun

US
informal
  • 1A speculator who buys tobacco when the price is low, in the expectation of selling it on later at a profit.

  • 2Chiefly Horse Racing. A person who buys livestock (now especially a very young racehorse) cheaply, in the expectation of selling it on later at a profit.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Landmark (Statesville, North Carolina). From pinhook + -er.

Pronunciation

pin-hooker

/ˈpɪnˌhʊkə/