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[pee-vee] /ˈpi vi/

noun, plural peaveys.
a cant hook with a sharply pointed end, used in handling logs.
noun (pl) -veys, -vies
(US & Canadian) a wooden lever with a metal pointed end and a hinged hook, used for handling logs Compare cant hook

“pointed cant hook,” a lumbering hook, 1878, said to be named for a John Peavey, blacksmith in Bolivar, N.Y., who supposedly invented it c.1872. Other sources ascribe it to a Joseph Peavey of Stillwater, Maine, and give a date of 1858.


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