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cant hook

[ kant-hook ]
/ ˈkænt ˌhʊk /
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noun

a wooden lever with a movable iron hook and a blunt, often toothed tip near the lower end, used chiefly for grasping and canting, or turning over logs.

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Also called cant dog .

Origin of cant hook

First recorded in 1840–50
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cant hook

cant dog


noun

forestry a wooden pole with a blunt steel tip and an adjustable hook at one end, used for handling logs
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