Definition of hooklet in US English:



  • See hook

    • ‘Examine the amazing close-up of the barbules of a feather showing the tiny hooklets and grooves.’
    • ‘Some of its long feathers had barbules and hooklets that bound together a feather's barbs and gave the feather greater strength, flexibility and surface area.’
    • ‘The hooklets, which have been often mentioned, are quite elaborate, and they are in fact one of many kinds of projections.’
    • ‘In turn, the tips of the barbules have tiny hooklets that fit into grooves on adjacent barbules.’
    • ‘Such larvae do not have abdominal hooklets and can be easily extracted.’