(in lumbering) a long pole with a metal point and a fixed hook, for catching and guiding logs.
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How to use pike pole in a sentence
The pike-pole was to do the rest; and the next ten degrees to be overcome would probably cause the greatest expenditure of force.The Chainbearer | J. Fenimore Cooper
I stepped on the frame at the very centre, or at the most dangerous spot, and applied all my strength to a pike-pole.The Chainbearer | J. Fenimore Cooper
By the side of each, grounded like a rifle, was a stout six-foot mahogany pike-pole.The Red Lure | Roy J. Snell
In midstream the men were sacking logs with peavey, or directing with pike pole.The Lumberjack Sky Pilot | Thomas D. Whittles
Old Etienne set the rake and the pike-pole against the fence.The Landloper | Holman Day