- a cant hook with a sharply pointed end, used in handling logs.
Origin of peavey
Related Words for peaveytool, crowbar, pedal, lam, jimmy, bar, binder, jack, pry, treadle, peavey, peavy
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Historical Examples of peavey
"I don't want to seem too prominent in this campaign," he said to Colonel Peavey.A Spoil of Office
If they happen to have peavey handles they might bring them along.Sudden Jim
Clarence Budington Kelland
But he nigh brained me with a peavey once, when I had only my bare hands.
Now get off o these booms, or Ill bash in your head with a peavey.
Then, as a man pries jack-straws, he clamped his peavey and tugged sharply.The Blazed Trail
Stewart Edward White
- US and Canadian a wooden lever with a metal pointed end and a hinged hook, used for handling logsCompare cant hook
Word Origin for peavey
Word Origin and History for peavey
"pointed cant hook," a lumbering hook, 1878, said to be named for a John Peavey, blacksmith in Bolivar, N.Y., who supposedly invented it c.1872. Other sources ascribe it to a Joseph Peavey of Stillwater, Maine, and give a date of 1858.