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A hook with a spring allowing the entrance but preventing the escape of a cord, link, etc.
- ‘The grafts were mounted onto steel cables and snap hooks in the load frame using either the holes in the tibial diaphysis or tendon graft loops.’
- ‘Once the bottle is reached, the tail from the bottle with the snap link tied is found, and the loop of nylon (the eight - to-ten pound weak link) is attached.’
- ‘I have a boat hook and gaff (rarely used) positioned on snap hooks that are screwed in to the glassed-in gunnel supports on the inside of the left hand gunnel.’
- ‘A lead, normally of 1 to 1.5 ounces is attached to the leger bead with a small snap link.’
- ‘The wire, which I obtain from Harris Angling, is twisted with a twiddling stick after passing the wire twice through the eye of the swivel or snap link.’
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