boat hook definition

  • noun:
    • A-pole with a metal point and hook at one end made use of particularly to go logs, rafts, and ships.
    • an iron hook with a spot on back, fixed to a lengthy pole, to pull or drive a boat, raft, log, etc.
    • A brass or iron hook and spike fixed to a staff or pole, used for pulling or pushing a boat. Also referred to as gaff-setter, setting-pole, pole-hook, and hitcher.
    • pole-handled hook accustomed pull or drive boats

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