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a hook mounted at the end of a pole, used to pull or push boats toward or away from a landing, to pick up a mooring, etc.
Historical Examples

Saved from the Sea W.H.G. Kingston
The Boat Club Oliver Optic
The Boat Club Oliver Optic
The Boat Club Oliver Optic
The Treasure of the Tigris A. F. Mockler Ferryman
The Magic World Edith Nesbit
King’s Cutters and Smugglers 1700-1855 E. Keble Chatterton
The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth
Pelle the Conqueror, Complete Martin Anderson Nexo
Villa Rubein and Other Stories John Galsworthy


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