Any Jack; the Js, Jh, Jd, or Jc.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This name originates from the fact that a Jack resembles the shape of a hook.
EXAMPLE: "I had a bullet and a hook, and hit top pair top kicker on the flop."
APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues
RELATED TERMS: Flat Tire, Jackson Five, One-eyed Jacks
A pair of Jacks, especially as pocket cards.
EXAMPLE: "I hate hooks. They look like such a great hand, but unless you hit trips there's a good chance they'll get cracked."
RELATED TERMS: Overcard, Overpair
Any Seven; the 7s, 7h, 7d, or 7c.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Uncommon usage. Term is more commonly used to refer to any Jack. Nickname originates from the fact that a seven resembes a hook.
EXAMPLE: "I had a hook and an eight, but I played them since they were suited."