Pike pole

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a long pole with a pike in one end, used in directing floating logs.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Pike pole: a long aluminum pole with a spike and hook on one end used to maneuver floating logs
CUTLINE: FIRE DAMAGES THREE-DECKER - A firefighter uses a pike pole to try to reach a hot spot at 131 Vernon St.
And he was struggling to keep them off the bank, pushing with his long pike pole, guiding the boom back out to the center of the river, where the low roar of the current drowned out other sounds, buried every voice beneath it.
Ice hook or "pike pole." Owned by George Moyer of Myerstown, Pa.
Besides saws, axes, and wedges, he also needed peaveys, cant hooks, pike poles, and log dogs.