Definition of hooklike in English:

hooklike

adjective

See hook

  • ‘He needed 19 stitches to the wound to his face, and had a deep cut to the back of the head which was caused by a screwdriver and a punctured muscle in his arm from a hook-like gardening tool.’
  • ‘Clinging to his palm with hook-like feet was one of these bizarre little lizards, its eyes rotating independently.’
  • ‘Hookworms are small parasitic worms, with hook-like appendages on their mouths, that feed off the wall of the small intestine and can cause severe damage.’
  • ‘Fore and hind feet have three enlarged, hook-like claws.’
  • ‘They have large lips, a long tongue, a pale muzzle and well-developed hook-like claws that enable them to climb trees and dig for termites.’