boat hook


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boat hook

[′bōt ‚hu̇k]
(naval architecture)
A long rod with a knob on one end and a metal point and hook at the other; used to push or pull other boats, logs, or objects from or to the side of a boat or to engage lines, rings, or buoys.
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I tried to keep his head out of the water with a boat hook but it was too late.
The lock-keeper without hesitation shot the weir in a leaky old fishing punt and recovered the two men with the aid of a boat hook.
We had been afloat for less than 24 hours and I'd already lost overboard a boat hook, a mooring spike, a camera and my wife.
He hands me a boat hook and points me towards a small buoy in the distance.
The lock keeper managed to hold him up with a boat hook, but it was too late to save him.
As the drifting ice blocks became more frequent the crew had no other choice but to push them away with long boat hooks.
But, in a dramatic incident caught on camera, dolphin killers confronted the surfers, pushing them back using the dangerous prop of their outboard motor and boat hooks.
The 5m-high gates depict serpents, mermaids, ropes, boat hooks, tillers, steering wheels and a huge LiverBird.
Already there is sickening footage of live blood-soaked seals being dragged by boat hooks across the ice.
Angry fishermen attacked Greenpeace protesters with boat hooks and flares yesterday.