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cant hook

[′kant ‚hu̇k]
(design engineering)
A lever with a hooklike attachment at one end, used in lumbering.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Cant hook: "A wooden lever having a movable iron hook near the end, and often a lipped iron ring round the tip.
The origin of the cant hook seems to be lost in the fog of history, but more is known about the peavey, which was named after its inventor, Joseph Peavey.
When you're done reading Calked Boots and Cant Hooks it's not hard to believe at all.
Peavey: A stout lever like a cant hook, but with a sharp spiked end.
Cant hook: A stout wooden lever used for handling logs, usually with a blunt metal-clad end and a movable metal arm with a sharp spike.