from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An implement consisting of a wooden shaft with a metal point and a hinged hook near the end, used to handle logs.
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- n. Alternative spelling of peavy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A cant hook having the end of its lever armed with a spike; it is used for handling logs.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A lumberman's cant-hook having a strong spike at the end.
- n. A stout lever from 5 to 7 feet long, fitted at the larger end with a metal socket and pike, and a curved steel hook which works on a bolt: used in handling logs, especially in driving. A peavey differs from a cant-hook in having a pike instead of a toe-ring and lip at the end.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a stout lever with a sharp spike; used for handling logs
After Joseph Peavey (fl. 1875), American inventor.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)