pike pole

(in lumbering) a long pole with a metal point and a fixed hook, for catching and guiding logs.

1820–30, Americanism

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Then hook the pike pole on the weighted ceiling pulling device and pull down five times.
Pond workers directed the logs toward the mill ramp with a pike pole, a long wooden pole with a metal hook extending from the end.
Ceilings may be opened from below using a pike pole or other appropriate tool.
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