peavey

noun
pea·​vey | \ˈpē-vē \
variants: or peavy
plural peaveys or peavies

Definition of peavey 

: a lumberman's lever that has a pivoting hooked arm and metal spike at one end

called also cant dog

— compare cant hook

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First Known Use of peavey

1870, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for peavey

Joseph Peavey †1873 American blacksmith

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