pike pole



(in lumbering) a long pole with a metal point and a fixed hook, for catching and guiding logs.

Origin of pike pole

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30
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Historical Examples of pike pole

  • Cobbington struck his pike-pole into a tree on the shore, and Buck followed his example.

    Down South

    Oliver Optic

  • As Pichot ceased his measured harangue he jerked his pike-pole loose.

    The Backwoodsmen

    Charles G. D. Roberts

  • Old Etienne set the rake and the pike-pole against the fence.

    The Landloper

    Holman Day

  • They got a pike-pole, and tried to drive him from his hiding place.

  • Hollister stirred the snow absently with the pike-pole point.

    The Hidden Places

    Bertrand W. Sinclair