can hook

noun

Definition of can hook

: a device that consists of a short rope or jointed bar with flat hooks at each end and that is used for hoisting casks or barrels by the ends of the staves

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History and Etymology for can hook

probably from can entry 2 “barrel”

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“Can hook.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/can%20hook. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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