Definition of reaping hook in English:

reaping hook

(also reeapin' 'ook, reathing hook)

noun

  • A curved, sharp-edged cutting tool used for reaping.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Cooper (c1517–1594), theologian and bishop of Winchester. From reaping + hook.

Pronunciation

reaping hook

/ˈriːpɪŋ ˌhʊk/