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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.]
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(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]
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(ˈpi vi)

n., pl. -veys.
a cant hook with a sharply pointed end, used in handling logs.
[1865–70, Amer.; after Joseph Peavey]
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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
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They filed saws, drove teams, rolled logs with peavies, piled brush, and tended the camps as cooks, flunkies, and bullcooks.