peavey

[ pee-vee ]
/ ˈpi vi /

noun, plural pea·veys.

a cant hook with a sharply pointed end, used in handling logs.

QUIZZES

BEAT THE DOLDRUMS WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

We know you’ll tackle this quiz totis viribus! See how many words from the week of Oct 12–18, 2020 you get right!
Question 1 of 7
What does “Indigenous” mean?

Origin of peavey

1865–70, Americanism; named after Joseph Peavey, its inventor
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for peavey

British Dictionary definitions for peavey

peavey

peavy

/ (ˈpiːvɪ) /

noun plural -veys or -vies

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

C19: named after Joseph Peavey, American who invented it
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012