Traditional lumberjack tool used to turn and move logs in the water: a pole five or six feet long fitted with a steel pike and hinged hook on one end. Also called a "fool killer." Still used in competitive log rolling (on land). Named after the Maine blacksmith who invented it, Joseph Peavey.
Pea"vey Pea"vy (?), n. [Said to be from the inventor's name.] (Lumbering)
A cant hook having the end of its lever armed with a spike.
© Webster 1913
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