Term: Peavey (logging)
Somewhat similar to a cant-hook but having the end armed with a strong sharp spike. For rolling and handling logs. Used in handling logs in water whereas a cant-hook is used in handling logs on land. Named after Joseph Peavey of Stillwater, Maine, who invented it in 1858. Same as peavy, pee-wee, crooked-steel. 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)]