boat hook
noun Date: circa 1599 a pole-handled hook with a point or knob on the back used especially to pull or push a boat, raft, or log into place

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Boat hook — Boat Boat (b[=o]t), n. [OE. boot, bat, AS. b[=a]t; akin to Icel. b[=a]tr, Sw. b[*a]t, Dan. baad, D. & G. boot. Cf. {Bateau}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A small open vessel, or water craft, usually moved by cars or paddles, but often by a sail. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boat hook — n a long pole with an iron hook at the end, used to pull or push a small boat …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • boat hook — boat′ hook n. naut. navig. a hook mounted on a pole, used to maneuver boats, pick up a mooring, etc • Etymology: 1605–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • boat hook — noun pole handled hook used to pull or push boats • Hypernyms: ↑hook * * * a hook mounted at the end of a pole, used to pull or push boats toward or away from a landing, to pick up a mooring, etc. [1605 15] * * * boat hook, a metal hook on a pole …   Useful english dictionary

  • boat hook — noun (C) a long pole with an iron hook at the end, used to pull or push a small boat …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • boat hook — a hook mounted at the end of a pole, used to pull or push boats toward or away from a landing, to pick up a mooring, etc. [1605 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • boat hook —   Polohuku, ponohuku …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • grabbit boat hook — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Boat — (b[=o]t), n. [OE. boot, bat, AS. b[=a]t; akin to Icel. b[=a]tr, Sw. b[*a]t, Dan. baad, D. & G. boot. Cf. {Bateau}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A small open vessel, or water craft, usually moved by cars or paddles, but often by a sail. [1913 Webster] Note …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Boat rope — Boat Boat (b[=o]t), n. [OE. boot, bat, AS. b[=a]t; akin to Icel. b[=a]tr, Sw. b[*a]t, Dan. baad, D. & G. boot. Cf. {Bateau}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A small open vessel, or water craft, usually moved by cars or paddles, but often by a sail. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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