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boat hook

noun
1.
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.
Origin of boat hook
1605-1615
First recorded in 1605-15
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  • They let down a boat hook to which we both clung, and then a ladder, up which to ascend.

    The Hero of the Humber Henry Woodcock
  • With a thrust of his boat hook the man launches us from the bank and spreads his sail.

    Wagner at Home Judith Gautier
  • All right, answered Dan, who was holding the tender with the boat hook.

    Four Afloat Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Now, he said as he came back, lets have that boat hook a minute.

    Four Afloat Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Some of the ships sank and they had to get a boat hook and raise them.

  • Did one of you bring along that boat hook that I told you to bring?

  • Jack secured a boat hook from where it was fastened to the platform.

  • Standing in the bow with a boat hook, the captain warded off pieces of wreck and gradually made his way to the strange boat.

    Sustained honor John R. Musick,
  • Paddy promised to get the boat hook, and they agreed to meet at four oclock and try to undo their work.

    For the Honor of the School Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Carl, in the moment of silence that intervened, suddenly hurled the boat hook with all his strength.

    Motor Matt's Hard Luck Stanley R. Matthews

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