peavey definition

  • noun:
    • An implement comprising a wooden shaft with a metal point and a hinged hook close to the end, familiar with handle logs.
    • alternate spelling of peavy.
    • A cant hook obtaining the end of its lever equipped with a spike; it is useful for dealing with logs.
    • A lumberman's cant-hook having a strong surge at the end.
    • A stout lever from 5 to 7 foot long, fitted within larger end with a metal plug and pike, and a curved steel hook which deals with a bolt: used in dealing with logs, especially in operating. A peavey varies from a cant-hook in having a pike in place of a toe-ring and lip at the end.
    • a stout lever with a-sharp spike; used for handling logs

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