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hooker

1
1. a commercial fishing boat using hooks and lines instead of nets
2. a sailing boat of the west of Ireland formerly used for cargo and now for pleasure sailing and racing

hooker

2
Rugby the central forward in the front row of a scrum whose main job is to hook the ball

Hooker

1. John Lee. 1917--2001, US blues singer and guitarist
2. Sir Joseph Dalton. 1817--1911, British botanist; director of Kew Gardens (1865--85)
3. Richard. 1554--1600, British theologian, who influenced Anglican theology with The Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity (1593--97)
4. Sir William Jackson. 1785--1865, British botanist; first director of Kew Gardens: father of Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker

hooker

[′hu̇k·ər]
(mining engineering)
A worker who detaches empty downcoming buckets and hook-loads buckets or cans onto the hoisting rope.
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But the Wales international has endured a stop-start time over the last three months due to injury and his loss of form has led to calls for Noble to turn instead to Wigan's Terry Newton, who played in all three matches against the Kangaroos in the autumn, or promising Leeds hooker Matt Diskin.
ENGLAND hooker Steve Thompson has hit back at ex-internationals who criticise today's stars.
Dai wants his hookers to be fitter than ever next season, so this is probably the right thing for me and I'm just looking forward to getting back to prop.
His ability to make hard yards around the fringes and from deeper positions adds a useful string to the national side's bow, offering a cutting edge that past England hookers have failed to provide.
Gareth Williams has lost his battle to get over a hamstring injury,meaning Huw Bennett (Neath-SwanseaOspreys) and Mefin Davies (Celtic Warriors) make up the trio of hookers who will make the trip Down Under.
She married Malcolm Hooker and together they traveled to assignments in Germany, Japan, and throughout the United States.
The Blues hope to have Craig Morgan, Ben Evans and Jamie Robinson available from the Wales squad, while Llanelli are set to name hooker Robin McBryde on the bench.
Why call throws to the back of line-outs when the hooker in question isn't comfortable with long throws?
Only hookers understand what it takes to be a hooker.
McFarland had a spell at Broadacre last season and was so impressive that Dunvant coach Mark Perdue labelled him one of the top six hookers in the world.
Quan says she has already received dozens of e-mails from men, women, johns and hookers.