Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.


also pea·vy  (pē′vē)
n. pl. pea·veys also pea·vies
An implement consisting of a wooden shaft with a metal point and a hinged hook near the end, used to handle logs.

[After Joseph Peavey (fl. 1875), American inventor.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(ˈpiːvɪ) or


n, pl -veys or -vies
(Forestry) US and Canadian a wooden lever with a metal pointed end and a hinged hook, used for handling logs. Compare canthook
[C19: named after Joseph Peavey, American who invented it]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(ˈpi vi)

n., pl. -veys.
a cant hook with a sharply pointed end, used in handling logs.
[1865–70, Amer.; after Joseph Peavey]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peavey - a stout lever with a sharp spikepeavey - a stout lever with a sharp spike; used for handling logs
cant hook - a peavey having a hook instead of a spike; used for handling logs
lever - a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Some of the major players in global audio and visual public address system market include ION Audio, Rockville, PylePro, Hisonic, MUSYSIC, PRORECK, Anchor Audio, Behringer, Fender, Peavey, QFX, and Seismic Audio, and other audio and visual public address system manufacturers.
The signing ceremony which held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja was executed on behalf of the three companies by Sanjay Narasimhalu, Director Downstream Gas, CNL; Morgan Okwoche and Dallas Peavey Jr., Managing Director of GACN and Managing Director of Egbin, respectively.
President George Bush paid tribute to the successful entrepreneurship of Hartley Peavey by personally touring Peave Electronics in Meridian.
'We integrate and diversify in technology-related music products, like instruments, and sound reinforcement brands such as Peavey, Yamaha, JBL and TOA-products known worldwide,' says Cristobal, daughter of the company's founder Severo Panganiban, who now sits as board chair.
Thieves took the guitar, a Peavey amplifier and a number of pedals, cables and tools after smashing a window of his car, which was parked outside his home in Mountfield Drive, Loughborough, last week.
Film credits include Captain Peavey in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
But Ade, who later starred with Rik in Bottom and recently played Captain Peavey in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, said: "I've heard of people recording it on little push-button tape recorders, just the audio.
Despite all odds, we kept on limping towards the rays of hope; were those be the wars with the neighbor or the fall of our one part; was it our imposed indulgence in famous cold war or some peavey sort of separation movements but with strong hearts and firm believes we succeeded to land at that meritorious moment when no compromises were able to take charge on our rousing sentiments and we became the first Islamic country with nuclear deterrence.
upstarts to enter the market, most notably Mesa Boogie and Peavey Electronics.
Brands featured in the "The Bass Book" include Alembic, Danelectro, Epiphone, Fender, Fodera, Gibson, Hofner, Ibanez, Lakland, Line 6, Music Man, Peavey, Rickenbacker, Sadowsky, Spector, Squier, Steinberger, Wal, Warwick, and Yamaha.