Definitions for hamateˈheɪ meɪt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a bone of the carpus having a hooklike process projecting from the palmar surface.
Origin of hamate:
1735–45; < L hāmātus hooked =hām(us) hook +-ātus -ate1
hamate, hamate bone, unciform bone, os hamatum(noun)
the wrist bone in line with the 4th and 5th fingers
The hamate bone.
Hooked at the tip.
hooked; bent at the end into a hook; hamous