Definition of skyhook in English:



  • 1A small flattened hook, with an eye for attaching a rope, fixed temporarily into a rock face.

    • ‘One of the favourites was to ask the young lads for some skyhooks.’
    • ‘With small cams, two bolts and some skyhooking he had managed 10 meters, before the nut of one skyhook he was standing on opened.’
  • 2A very high-arcing hook shot.

    • ‘Well you can't beat Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's skyhook, the single most unstoppable shot in the game's history.’
  • 3dated Used humorously to refer to the apparent means by which an aircraft remains airborne.

    1. 3.1 A launching device for aircraft, satellites, etc.