Definition of rave-hook in US English:

rave-hook

noun

Nautical
rare
  • A tool used for removing oakum from or enlarging the seams in the planking of a ship's deck and sides in preparation for caulking.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Boyer's Dictionnaire Royal. Origin uncertain; probably from rave + hook. Compare earlier rive, reave, reave, and ravel.

Pronunciation

rave-hook

/ˈreɪvhʊk/