a pole with a hook at one end, used aboard a vessel for fending off other vessels or obstacles or for catching a line or mooring buoy
Historical Examples

The House by the River A. P. Herbert
Stairway to the Stars Larry Shaw
The Battleship Boys at Sea Frank Gee Patchin
Adventures in Many Lands Various
Rollo in Paris Jacob Abbott
The Girl and The Bill Bannister Merwin
Peter Cotterell’s Treasure Rupert Sargent Holland
The Girl and The Bill Bannister Merwin
The Red Hand of Ulster George A. Birmingham
The Buccaneer Chief Gustave Aimard

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