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peavey

[pee-vee] /ˈpi vi/
noun, plural peaveys.
1.
a cant hook with a sharply pointed end, used in handling logs.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism; named after Joseph Peavey, its inventor
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British Dictionary definitions for peavey

peavey

/ˈpiːvɪ/
noun (pl) -veys, -vies
1.
(US & Canadian) a wooden lever with a metal pointed end and a hinged hook, used for handling logs Compare cant hook
Word Origin
C19: named after Joseph Peavey, American who invented it
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Word Origin and History for peavey
n.

"pointed cant hook," a lumbering hook, 1878, said to be named for a John Peavey, blacksmith in Bolivar, N.Y., who supposedly invented it c.1872. Other sources ascribe it to a Joseph Peavey of Stillwater, Maine, and give a date of 1858.

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