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pike pole

(in lumbering) a long pole with a metal point and a fixed hook, for catching and guiding logs.
Origin of pike pole
1820-30, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The pike-pole found no grip in the soft sand of the bar, and Peter came nearer, holding up one arm to protect his head.

    The Jack-Knife Man Ellis Parker Butler
  • Cobbington struck his pike-pole into a tree on the shore, and Buck followed his example.

    Down South Oliver Optic
  • It was the strength and skill of the pike-pole lads against the fury of the river.

    Careers of Danger and Daring Cleveland Moffett
  • As Pichot ceased his measured harangue he jerked his pike-pole loose.

    The Backwoodsmen Charles G. D. Roberts
  • It must have weighed between fifty and sixty pounds, for the pike-pole all but snapped when I tried to lift the monster with it.

    Down the Columbia Lewis R. Freeman
  • Old Etienne set the rake and the pike-pole against the fence.

    The Landloper Holman Day
  • They got a pike-pole, and tried to drive him from his hiding place.

  • Unfortnitly I'd left the salutin' blunderbuss here at home, and hadn't but one pike-pole aboard.

    Two Knapsacks John Campbell
  • The old man came to the end of his foot-bridge and flung down his rake and his pike-pole.

    The Landloper Holman Day
  • George ran to get the pike-pole; and for some moments they tried to push, or pull, the block out.

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens

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