pelican hook


noun

a hooklike device for holding the link of a chain or the like, consisting of a long shackle with a hinged rod held closed with a sliding ring.

Nearby words

  1. pelham-holles,
  2. pelias,
  3. pelican,
  4. pelican crossing,
  5. pelican flower,
  6. pelican state,
  7. pelican-flower,
  8. pelike,
  9. pelion,
  10. peliosis

Also called slip hook.

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