boat hook


  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.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of boat hook1

First recorded in 1605–15

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Example Sentences

The launch was already under way, and young Cargill trying to avoid it better, thrust with his boat-hook at the side of the lock.

Leaning then his boat-hook against a log he met in the water, David turned his boat out of the way of this perilous obstruction.

So saying, David disengaged his boat-hook from the entanglement of the branches of the poplar-trees.

Halyard's hand crept backward where a steel-shod boat-hook lay, and I also made a clutch at it.

Déruchette heard the sound of the boat-hook among the shingle, and the step of the man on the gunwale of the boat.


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