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cant hook

[kant] /kænt/
a wooden lever with a movable iron hook and a blunt, often toothed tip near the lower end, used chiefly for grasping and canting, or turning over logs.
Also called cant dog.
Origin of cant hook
1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for cant hook
  • The cant hook was originally used with a jam pike--a long pole with a spiked end.
  • The workers had not attached a tag line to the pole and did not have a cant hook or other means of preventing pole rotation.
British Dictionary definitions for cant hook

cant hook

(forestry) a wooden pole with a blunt steel tip and an adjustable hook at one end, used for handling logs
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