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A hinged metal hook at the end of a long handle, used for gripping and rolling logs.
- ‘Our cant hooks are made from special hardened steel and feature 2’ or 4’ long hickory handles.’
- ‘The ‘Peavey’ cant hook is a MUST-HAVE for handling logs.’
- ‘In pre-pushbutton sawmill days, the cant hooks were used to roll the cant after a slab was cut off.’
- ‘Our old wooden handled cant hooks are hanging on the wall with the rest of the antiques.’
- ‘Once to the streamside, specialized tools like cant hooks, peaveys, or pikes were used to roll, push or pull logs into the water.’
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.