peavey

noun
pea·​vey | \ ˈpē-vē How to pronounce peavey (audio) \
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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Principal tools of a riverjack are his pike pole and peavey. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "The Lost Art of Floating Logs Down the River," 16 Feb. 2019 The peavey is a five-foot tool with a hook at the end used principally for turning logs over. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "The Lost Art of Floating Logs Down the River," 16 Feb. 2019

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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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