Definition of mud-hook in English:

mud-hook

Pronunciation /ˈmʌdhʊk/

noun

  • 1slang An anchor.

  • 2military slang The game of crown and anchor; the board for this game; the anchor symbol on the dice in this game.

  • 3slang A foot (especially one which is large or clumsy); (similarly) a hand.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in James Fenimore Cooper (1789–1851), novelist. From mud + hook.