Easton's Bible Dictionary
(1.) Hebrews hah, a "ring" inserted in the nostrils of animals to which a cord was fastened for the purpose of restraining them (2 Kings 19:28; Isaiah 37:28, 29; Ezek. 29:4; 38:4). "The Orientals make use of this contrivance for curbing their work-beasts...When a beast becomes unruly they have only to draw the cord on one side, which, by stopping his breath, punishes him so effectually that after a few repetitions he fails not to become quite tractable whenever he begins to feel it" (Michaelis). So God's agents are never beyond his control.
(3.) Vav, a "peg" on which the curtains of the tabernacle were hung (Exodus 26:32).
(4.) Tsinnah, a fish-hooks (Amos 4:2).
(5.) Mazleg, flesh-hooks (1 Samuel 2:13, 14), a kind of fork with three teeth for turning the sacrifices on the fire, etc.
(7.) `Agmon (Job 41:2, Hebrews Text 40:26), incorrectly rendered in the Authorized Version. Properly a rush-rope for binding animals, as in Revised Version margin.
Noah Webster's New International Dictionary of the English Language
1. (n.) A piece of metal, or other hard material, formed or bent into a curve or at an angle, for catching, holding, or sustaining anything; as, a hook for catching fish; a hook for fastening a gate; a boat hook, etc.
2. (n.) That part of a hinge which is fixed to a post, and on which a door or gate hangs and turns.
3. (n.) An implement for cutting grass or grain; a sickle; an instrument for cutting or lopping; a billhook.
4. (n.) See Eccentric, and V-hook.
5. (n.) A snare; a trap.
6. (n.) A field sown two years in succession.
7. (n.) The projecting points of the thigh bones of cattle; -- called also hook bones.
8. (v. t.) To catch or fasten with a hook or hooks; to seize, capture, or hold, as with a hook, esp. with a disguised or baited hook; hence, to secure by allurement or artifice; to entrap; to catch; as, to hook a dress; to hook a trout.
9. (v. t.) To seize or pierce with the points of the horns, as cattle in attacking enemies; to gore.
10. (v. t.) To steal.
11. (v. i.) To bend; to curve as a hook.