noun, plural pea·veys.

  1. a cant hook with a sharply pointed end, used in handling logs.

noun plural -veys or -vies

  1. US and Canadian a wooden lever with a metal pointed end and a hinged hook, used for handling logsCompare cant hook

n.“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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