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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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

hooker

[′hu̇k·ər]
(mining engineering)
A worker who detaches empty downcoming buckets and hook-loads buckets or cans onto the hoisting rope.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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* The Victorian era witnessed its share of botanical odysseys, but few can compare with the Himalayan travels of Joseph Dalton Hooker. His trip began in 1847 and he encountered, catalogued and sent home seeds of hundreds of previously unknown species including olives, wild bananas, tree ferns, magnolia and poppies.
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Hooker, who died last month at age 103, was the last remaining witness of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre.
Joseph Dalton Hooker's (1817-1911) exploration of Indian botany had one of the most visible impacts on European and British horticulture during the 19th century.
Sam Hooker's smart, snarky new novel, The Winter Riddle, is the best farce of the season.
Hooker (17-7) has been an absolute tear since moving to the lightweight division last year.