cant hook

noun

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

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Word History

Etymology

cant entry 4

First Known Use

circa 1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cant hook was circa 1848

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Cite this Entry

“Cant hook.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cant%20hook. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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