Definition of boathook in English:


Syllabification: boat·hook
Pronunciation: /ˈbōtˌho͝ok


  • A long pole with a hook and a spike at one end, used for fending off or pulling a boat.
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    • If I throw out a boathook from the boat and catch hold of the shore and pull, do I pull the shore to me, or do I pull myself to the shore?
    • A Bible, kept for the purpose, was handed from shore to ship at the end of a boathook for the declaration.
    • They were dragged across the ice with boathooks.

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