Origin of boat hook
Examples from the Web for boathook
From officer and seamen alike a laugh went up at this request, but the life buoys were caught with a boathook and drawn aboard.Dave Darrin's Second Year at Annapolis|H. Irving Hancock
“Be ready with that boathook,” shouted the second lieutenant.
He fumbled for a long time with the rope that tied her, and pushed off at last with the boathook.The House by the River|A. P. Herbert
How I rushed to the rescue and with nothing but the boathook encountered and slaughtered him.The Lady of Lynn|Walter Besant
Now, as the crew resumed their places, and tried to keep the oars and boathook alongside the keel, he turned to the lieutenant.