Definition of Billhooks

1. Noun. (plural of billhook) ¹



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Definition of Billhooks

1. billhook [n] - See also: billhook

Lexicographical Neighbors of Billhooks

billetheads
billeting
billets
billets-doux
billetted
billetting
billfish
billfishes
billfold
billfolds
billhead
billheads
billholder
billholders
billhook
billhooks (current term)
billiard
billiard ball
billiard hall
billiard marker
billiard parlor
billiard parlour
billiard player
billiard room
billiard saloon
billiard table
billiard tables
billiards
billie
billies

Literary usage of Billhooks

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bulletin by Bureau of Animal Industry, United States, United States Bureau of Animal Industry, New Hampshire Forestry and Recreation Commission (1911)
"INFECTION FROM billhooks. After the hams are cut from the carcasses they are handled entirely by means of ..."

2. The Mexican War Diary of George B. McClellan by George Brinton McClellan (1917)
"My men had hatchets, axes and billhooks—the Volunteers [had] axes, sap-forks and billhooks. At length all was ready and much to my surprise we marched ..."

3. Henry Irving: A Record of Twenty Years at the Lyceum by Percy Hetherington Fitzgerald (1893)
"The billhooks of the watchmen in 'Much Ado About Nothing' are here. Their heads might cheaply and conveniently have been fashioned of tin ; but at a certain ..."

4. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1909)
"Wood's force, partly armed with scythes, spades, and billhooks, was joined by other volunteers under John Walker, dissenting minister of Horwich, ..."

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