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billhook

[bil-hoo k]
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noun
  1. bill3(def 3).
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Origin of billhook

First recorded in 1605–15; bill3 + hook1
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Examples from the Web for billhook

Historical Examples

  • I say, Buck,” he said, “it will be a case of spade and shovel and billhook to-morrow.

    Dead Man's Land

    George Manville Fenn

  • “I believe that the pirate has taken the merchantman,” replied Mr Billhook.

    The Missing Ship

    W. H. G. Kingston

  • Mr Billhook had taken the telescope and was narrowly examining the stranger.

    The Missing Ship

    W. H. G. Kingston

  • “Well, then, let us go and look after some others,” exclaimed Mr Billhook.

    The Missing Ship

    W. H. G. Kingston

  • Keep them to yourself, or, by George, we'll take 'em off with a billhook!


British Dictionary definitions for billhook

billhook

noun
  1. a cutting tool with a wooden handle and a curved blade terminating in a hook at its tip, used for pruning, chopping, etcAlso called: bill
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