A hook is a tool consisting of a length of material, typically metal, that contains a portion that is curved or indented, such that it can be used to grab onto, connect, or otherwise attach itself onto another object. In a number of uses, one end of the hook is pointed, so that this end can pierce another material, which is then held by the curved or indented portion.
- Bagging hook, a large sickle or reaping hook used for harvesting grain
- Bondage hook, used in sexual bondage play
- Cabin hook, a hooked bar that engages into an eye screw, used on doors
- Cap hook, hat ornament of the 15th and 16th centuries
- Cargo hook (helicopter), different types of hook systems for helicopters
- Crochet hook, used for crocheting thread or yarn
- Drapery hook, for hanging drapery
- Dress hook, fashion accessory
- Ear hook, to attach ear rings
- Fish hook, used to catch fish
- Flesh-hook, used in cooking meat
- Grappling hook, a hook attached to a rope, designed to be thrown and snagged on a target
- Hook and chain coupler
- Hook (hand tool), also known as longshoreman's hook and bale hook, a tool used for securing and moving loads
- Hook (film), a film by Steven Spielberg released in 1991 starring Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman
- Hook-and-eye closure, a clothing fastener
- Hook and loop fastener
- Lifting hook, for grabbing and lifting loads
- Mail hook, for grabbing mail bags without stopping a train
- Meat hook, for hanging up meat or carcasses of animals in butcheries and meat industry
- Prosthetic hook or transradial prosthesis, part of a prosthetic arm for amputees
- Purse hook, used to keep a woman's purse from touching the floor
- Shepherd's hook, a staff used in herding sheep or other animals
- Siege hook, an Ancient Roman weapon used to pull stones from a wall during a siege
- Tailhook, used by aircraft to snag cables in order to slow down more quickly
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