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Definition of Boathook
1. a pole with a metal hook for use aboard a boat [n -S]
Lexicographical Neighbors of Boathook
Literary usage of Boathook
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Chronicle of the Discovery and Conquest of Guinea by Gomes Eannes de Azurara, Charles Raymond Beazley, Edgar Prestage (1899)
"For he was so valiant that two men, very mighty as they were, could not drag him into the boat until they took a boathook and caught him above one eye. and ..."
2. The English Illustrated Magazine (1892)
"It was not my business to inquire his motive in adding a boathook to the ... But it was not long before I discovered the use he designed the boathook for. ..."
3. The Adventures of a Blockade Runner by William Watson (1892)
"The boathook was cast off to let the boat drop astern, and the men began to haul in on the rope. Just then I seized the hatchet and severed the rope. ..."