from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A pole with a metal point and hook at one end used especially to maneuver logs, rafts, and boats.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an iron hook with a point on the back, fixed to a long pole, to pull or push a boat, raft, log, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A brass or iron hook and spike fixed to a staff or pole, used for pulling or pushing a boat. Also called gaff-setter, setting-pole, pole-hook, and hitcher.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. pole-handled hook used to pull or push boats
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