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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A wooden lever with a movable iron hook. hear the end; -- used for canting or turning over heavy logs, etc.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a peavey having a hook instead of a spike; used for handling logs

Etymologies

From cant1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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