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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Similar to a "cant hook" or "Peavey" in design, timber jacks offer a way to grip and then elevate a log, letting you cut from above without the risk of hitting the ground, or pinching your saw.
Although the foundry building has since been demolished, the city of Evart recently dedicated Cant Hook Park to commemorate the landmark business that played an important role in Michigan's lumbering industry.
Given that logging was often winter work for farmers, and since someone once asked me the difference between a "cant hook" and a "peavey," this seems like an appropriate time to explore that question.
To rotate logs for cutting you'll need a cant hook or peavy.
Logger californicus is represented by a display of hobnailed boots, a broadax, and a cant hook.
Many visitors are also drawn to our lumbering artifacts--a crosscut saw, cant hook, and a section of railroad track, among others--as well as our quilts which, though recently made, reflect the natural and cultural history of the island.
The logging tools we used were all hand tools and included the draw knife, lug hook, grab hook, cant hook, winch, saws and different kinds of axes."