Definition of cant hook in US English:

cant hook


  • A hinged metal hook at the end of a long handle, used for gripping and rolling 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.’
    • ‘The ‘Peavey’ cant hook is a MUST-HAVE for handling logs.’
    • ‘Once to the streamside, specialized tools like cant hooks, peaveys, or pikes were used to roll, push or pull logs into the water.’
    • ‘Our cant hooks are made from special hardened steel and feature 2’ or 4’ long hickory handles.’