nuthook definition

  • noun:
    • A hook on a pole to pull down boughs for collecting nuts.
    • A thief which steals by means of a hook, or a bailiff who hooks or seizes malefactors.
    • A hook after a pole to pull down boughs for collecting the nuts.
    • A thief who steals through a hook; in addition, a bailiff just who hooks or seizes malefactors.
    • A pole with a hook at the conclusion accustomed pull down boughs to carry peanuts attainable.
    • A bailiff: so named in derision, because equipped with a catch-pole.
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