Cant-hook



a wooden lever with a movable iron hook and a blunt, often toothed tip near the lower end, used chiefly for grasping and canting, or turning over logs.
Historical Examples

The Man in the Twilight Ridgwell Cullum
The Snow-Burner Henry Oyen
Forest Neighbors William Davenport Hulbert
The Lincoln Story Book Henry L. Williams
The Story of Young Abraham Lincoln Wayne Whipple
The Boss of Wind River David Goodger (goodger@python.org)
The Blazed Trail Stewart Edward White
The Blazed Trail Stewart Edward White
McClure’s Magazine, January, 1896, Vol. VI. No. 2 Various
The Blazed Trail Stewart Edward White

noun
(forestry) a wooden pole with a blunt steel tip and an adjustable hook at one end, used for handling logs

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