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Meaning of skyhook

sky•hook

Pronunciation: (skī'hook"), [key]
— n.
  1. a fanciful hook imagined to be suspended in the air.
  2. any of various lifting devices, as one hung from a helicopter, designed to lift heavy loads to distances beyond the reach of a jib crane.
  3. a high, arching hook shot in basketball.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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