cant hook

[ kant ]
/ kænt /

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.

Origin of cant hook

First recorded in 1840–50
Also called cant dog.
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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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