Definition of cant hook in English:

Share this entry

cant hook


Image of cant hook
A hinged metal hook at the end of a long handle, used for gripping and rolling logs.
Example sentences
  • In pre-pushbutton sawmill days, the cant hooks were used to roll the cant after a slab was cut off.
  • Our old wooden handled cant hooks are hanging on the wall with the rest of the antiques.
  • Our cant hooks are made from special hardened steel and feature 2’ or 4’ long hickory handles.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: cant hook

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.