boat hook

noun
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:
1605–15

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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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