Buttonhook definitions

bŭt'n-ho͝ok'
A small hook for fastening a button on shoes or gloves.
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A pass pattern in which the receiver runs straight downfield and then turns abruptly back toward the line of scrimmage to catch the ball.
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A small hook for pulling buttons through buttonholes, as formerly in some shoes.
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(sewing) A hook used to pull thread through the holes of a button.
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(American football) A play in which the receiver runs straight downfield, then turns back toward the line of scrimmage.
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