cant hook


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cant hook

n.
A wooden lever with a movable metal hook near one end, used for handling or moving logs. It is similar to a peavey but has a blunt tip, often with teeth.

[From cant.]

cant hook

or cant dog
n
1. (Forestry) forestry a wooden pole with a blunt steel tip and an adjustable hook at one end, used for handling logs

cant′ hook`

(kænt)
n.
a pole with a movable iron hook, used for manipulating logs.
[1840–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cant hook - a peavey having a hook instead of a spikecant hook - a peavey having a hook instead of a spike; used for handling logs
cant dog, dog hook, peavey, peavy - a stout lever with a sharp spike; used for handling logs
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The origin of the cant hook seems to be lost in the fog of history, but more is known about the peavey, which was named after its inventor, Joseph Peavey.
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