boat hook


noun

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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Origin of boat hook

First recorded in 1605–15
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British Dictionary definitions for boat hook

boathook
/ (ˈbəʊtˌhʊk) /

noun

a pole with a hook at one end, used aboard a vessel for fending off other vessels or obstacles or for catching a line or mooring buoy
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