cant hook

noun

Definition of cant hook 

: a lumberman's lever that has a pivoting hooked arm and a blunt often toothed metal cap at one end — compare peavey

First Known Use of cant hook

circa 1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cant hook

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