boat hook

noun

Definition of boat hook 

: a pole-handled hook with a point or knob on the back used especially to pull or push a boat, raft, or log into place

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The list is endless: ladders, boat hooks, looms, crutches, umbrella handles, bell stays in church towers, catapults, and arrows. National Geographic, "Trees That Advanced Civilization Are Now Threatened," 11 Sep. 2016

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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