- a wooden lever with a movable iron hook and a blunt, often toothed tip near the lower end, used chiefly for grasping and canting, or turning over logs.
Origin of cant hook
First recorded in 1840–50
Also called cant dog.
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Examples from the Web for cant hook
Only the Beaver has no cant-hook to help him, and no skidway, either.Forest Neighbors</p>
William Davenport Hulbert
A peavey is like a cant-hook except that it is pointed at the end.The Blazed Trail
Stewart Edward White
Not an axe, peavey or cant-hook was touched; not a team was hitched up.The Snow-Burner
Abe was interrupted by the excited voice of the man with the cant-hook.The Man in the Twilight</p>
Bill, I believe I can now make even with Kirkpatrick for the two dollars he owes me for the cant-hook.The Lincoln Story Book
Henry L. Williams
- forestry a wooden pole with a blunt steel tip and an adjustable hook at one end, used for handling logs
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