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boat hook

a hook mounted at the end of a pole, used to pull or push boats toward or away from a landing, to pick up a mooring, etc.
Origin of boat hook
1605-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Guests are even offered a free boat hook-up if they are in town for fishing.
  • Some also have a wide strap at the back of the collar that you can grasp with a boat hook in an emergency.

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