Cant hook
Cant hook Cant" hook` A wooden lever with a movable iron hook. hear the end; -- used for canting or turning over heavy logs, etc. [U. S.] --Bartlett. [1913 Webster]

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  • cant hook — cant′ hook [[t]kænt[/t]] n. mac a pole with a movable iron hook, used for manipulating logs • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • cant hook — n. [see CANT2] a heavy wooden lever with a blunt tip and a hinged hook near the end: used by lumbermen in handling logs: cf. PEAVEY …   English World dictionary

  • Cant Hook — A cant hook is a traditional logging tool consisting of a wooden lever handle with a movable metal hook at one end, used for handling and moving logs. While similar to a peavey, the cant hook has a blunt tip, often with teeth. A logging tool… …   Wikipedia

  • cant hook — noun a peavey having a hook instead of a spike; used for handling logs • Hypernyms: ↑peavey, ↑peavy, ↑cant dog, ↑dog hook * * * noun Etymology: cant (II) : a wooden lever resembling a peavey but having a …   Useful english dictionary

  • cant hook — /kant/ a wooden lever with a movable iron hook and a blunt, often toothed tip near the lower end, used chiefly for grasping and canting, or turning over logs. Also called cant dog. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • cant hook — /ˈkænt hʊk/ (say kant hook) noun a hook with a grip at one end, used for grasping and canting or turning over logs, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • cant hook — noun A traditional logging tool consisting of a wooden lever handle with a movable metal hook at one end, used for handling and moving logs …   Wiktionary

  • cant hook — noun a hinged metal hook at the end of a long handle, used for gripping and rolling logs …   English new terms dictionary

  • cant hook — noun Etymology: 3cant Date: circa 1848 a lumberman s lever that has a pivoting hooked arm and a blunt often toothed metal cap at one end compare peavey …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cant-hook — …   Useful english dictionary

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