Term: Hand holt (logging)
To get hold of something with the hand. As a practical joke, new men were often sent in from the woods to the camp blacksmith for a pair of hand holts. View more information about logging elsewhere at wisconsinhistory.org
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[Source: Sorden, L.G. and Isabel J. Ebert. Logger's Words of Yesteryears. (Madison, 1956)]