noun, plural pea·veys.
Origin of peavey
Examples from the Web for peavey
Had Winona, whom she had introduced to Mr. Peavey, been trying to supplant her?
At the end of the week a curt farewell letter came from Mr. Peavey, in which she believed she divined the hand of Brennon.
Bannon found him standing on the pile, rolling down the sticks with a peavey to where the carrying gangs could pick them up.Calumet 'K'|Samuel Merwin
Joe shouldered a peavey—a logger's hook—and let Tad drive the mules to the wood lot.The Lost Wagon|James Arthur Kjelgaard
In the meantime Merritt and Peavey Jo, standing a few feet apart, had been eying each other.The Boy With the U. S. Foresters|Francis Rolt-Wheeler
British Dictionary definitions for peavey
noun plural -veys or -vies
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.