EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HOOP
Nor did her hips want the assistance of a hoop to extend them.
In the south, too, hoop iron or whalebone is used for runner shoeing.
Put it into your hoop, and leave it in the oven an hour and a quarter.
The Iroquois had shields of hide stretched on hoop for defensive armor.
The blacksmith was swinging along the road, with a hoop over his shoulder.
I have a little dog, and he will beg, and he will jump through a hoop.
At the back of the hoop is a chain about twelve inches long.
It is nine inches in height, and six inches and three-quarters across the hoop.
I know it; he struck it out when gnawing at the hoop of a barrel.
I did not buy a hoop, because it would fill up my trunk too much.
late 12c., probably from an unrecorded Old English *hop, from Proto-Germanic *hopa-, a Low German-Frisian word (cf. Old Frisian hop, Middle Dutch and Dutch hoep "hoop," Old Norse hop "a small bay"). As something someone jumps through (on horseback) as a circus trick, by 1793. Figurative use of jump through hoops by 1917. The verb is from mid-15c. Hoop-petticoat is attested from 1711. As a surname, Hooper, literally "maker of hoops" is early 13c.
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