peavey

[pee-vee]
noun, plural peaveys.
a cant hook with a sharply pointed end, used in handling logs.

Origin:
1865–70, Americanism; named after Joseph Peavey, its inventor

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peavey or peavy (ˈpiːvɪ)
 
n , pl -veys, -vies
(US), (Canadian) Compare cant hook a wooden lever with a metal pointed end and a hinged hook, used for handling logs
 
[C19: named after Joseph Peavey, American who invented it]
 
peavy or peavy
 
n
 
[C19: named after Joseph Peavey, American who invented it]

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peavey
"a lumbering hook," 1878, said to be named for John Peavey, blacksmith in Bolivar, N.Y., who supposedly invented it.
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Peavey's log hauler never got beyond the experimental stage.
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