cant hook

[kant]
noun
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:
1840–50

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cant hook or cant dog
 
n
forestry a wooden pole with a blunt steel tip and an adjustable hook at one end, used for handling logs
 
cant dog or cant dog
 
n

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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.
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