American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A wooden lever with a movable metal hook near one end, used for handling logs. It is similar to a peavey but has a blunt tip, often with teeth.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A wooden lever with an iron hook hinged at the end for canting or turning over heavy logs.
- n. A sling with hooks, used to empty casks by raising and tipping them.
- n. A traditional logging tool consisting of a wooden lever handle with a movable metal hook at one end, used for handling and moving logs.
GNU Webster's 1913
- United States A wooden lever with a movable iron hook. hear the end; -- used for canting or turning over heavy logs, etc.
- n. a peavey having a hook instead of a spike; used for handling logs
- From cant1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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