billhook
noun Date: 1604 a cutting or pruning tool with a hooked blade

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Billhook — Bill hook , n. [Bill + hook.] A thick, heavy knife with a hooked point, used in pruning hedges, etc. When it has a short handle, it is sometimes called a {hand bill}; when the handle is long, a {hedge bill} or {scimiter}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • billhook — ► NOUN ▪ a tool having a sickle shaped blade with a sharp inner edge, used for pruning or lopping branches …   English terms dictionary

  • billhook — [bil′hook΄] n. a tool with a curved or hooked blade at one end, for pruning and cutting …   English World dictionary

  • Billhook — The billhook is a traditional cutting tool used mainly in European agriculture and forestry, but also common in other parts of the world where it was introduced by European settlers. It is used for cutting smaller woody material such as shrubs… …   Wikipedia

  • billhook — /bil hook /, n. bill3 (def. 3). [1605 15; BILL3 + HOOK] * * * …   Universalium

  • billhook — noun An agricultural implement with a curved or hooked end to the blade used for pruning or cutting thick, woody plants. Syn: handbill, pruning hook, hack, hacker, hedging bill, hedge bill, bill, broom hook, block hook, Yorkshir …   Wiktionary

  • billhook — bill|hook [ˈbılhuk] n [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: bill pole with a sharp blade at the end (11 21 centuries) (from Old English) + hook] a tool which has a curved blade with a hooked point, used for cutting off tree branches etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • billhook — n. axe having a curved cutting edge …   English contemporary dictionary

  • billhook — noun a tool having a sickle shaped blade with a sharp inner edge, used for pruning or lopping branches …   English new terms dictionary

  • billhook — noun (C) a tool consisting of a blade with a hooked point and a handle, used for cutting off tree branches etc …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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