boat hook


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boat hook

or boat·hook (bōt′ho͝ok′)
n.
A pole with a hook at one end, used especially to maneuver boats or other floating objects.

boat′ hook`


n.
a hook mounted on a pole, used to maneuver boats, pick up a mooring, etc.
[1605–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boat hook - pole-handled hook used to pull or push boats
hook - a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something
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While the sea of history remains calm the ruler-administrator in his frail bark, holding on with a boat hook to the ship of the people and himself moving, naturally imagines that his efforts move the ship he is holding on to.
It was with difficulty held to the rocks by a boat hook, for the current rushed furiously round the point.
Even Scoresby, the justly renowned Right whaleman, after giving us a stiff full length of the Greenland whale, and three or four delicate miniatures of narwhales and porpoises, treats us to a series of classical engravings of boat hooks, chopping knives, and grapnels; and with the microscopic diligence of a Leuwenhoeck submits to the inspection of a shivering world ninety-six fac-similes of magnified Arctic snow crystals.
The crew had been able to muster but six firearms, so most of them were armed with boat hooks, axes, hatchets and crowbars.
Merriam Webster's definition of an ankus is "an elephant goad used in India having a sharp spike and hook and resembling a short-handled boat hook.
Willie Cameron says he picked up a call on his mobile from an American and was asked if he could assemble "an old-style wooden rowing boat, a traditional Tilley lamp, a boat hook, a thick chain and a leg of lamb".
The Hollywood star scarred Bean for life by accidentally hitting him with a boat hook while filming Patriot Games.
The guide put out eight strings of decoys using his boat hook, and then grabbed the line hoisting the anchor aboard to maneuver them into position relative to the blind.
Firefighters used a boat hook and an inflatable dinghy to bring the bird to safety before handing it over to welfare officers.
Mr Hunter-Stanley, aged 60, then helped get the injured man out using his boat hook.
It was fished out of the sea by a Royal Navy seaman using a boat hook - the repaired damage can still be seen.