[ bil-hook ]
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Origin of billhook

First recorded in 1605–15; bill3 + hook1

Words Nearby billhook Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use billhook in a sentence

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

    Chronicles of Martin Hewitt | Arthur Morrison
  • A soldier pointed out to the king a billhook which he had seized on the person of the vagabond.

    Notre-Dame de Paris | Victor Hugo
  • “I will not be long absent, depend upon that,” said Mr billhook, as he jumped into the boat and pulled away for the shore.

    The Missing Ship | W. H. G. Kingston
  • In his insane fury he had attempted to slash at one of my men with a billhook he carried.

    How I Found Livingstone | Henry M. Stanley
  • They attach to their waist-string or cloth a billhook and knife, and carry their bows and arrows slung on their shoulders.

British Dictionary definitions for billhook


/ (ˈbɪlˌhʊk) /

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

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