boat hook

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n boat hook pole-handled hook used to pull or push boats
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Boat hook (Naut) an iron hook with a point on the back, fixed to a long pole, to pull or push a boat, raft, log, etc.
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Usage

In literature:

The grappling hooks were sent down, and those in the boats watched eagerly to see if the cannon could be raised.
"The Riflemen of the Ohio" by Joseph A. Altsheler
There are several kinds used at sea, as boat-hooks, can-hooks, cat-hooks, fish-hooks, and the like.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
He had been standing, boat-hook in hand, listening to the conversation.
"Paul the Courageous" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
Stand by the boat-hooks!
"Up The Baltic" by Oliver Optic
The boat-hook had its handle-end always near my right hand, and this saved me many a run forward in awkward times.
"The Voyage Alone in the Yawl "Rob Roy"" by John MacGregor
Ordering the men to veer the rope steadily, and to hold when I cried out, I took a boat-hook in my right hand, and glided into the abyss.
"Niels Klim's journey under the ground" by Baron Ludvig Holberg
He reached for the boat-hook and leaned over the edge of the boat trying to get up the ring on the boat-hook's point.
"The Magic World" by Edith Nesbit
We hab been runnin' down de wind ebba since you knock off dat boat-hook.
"The Ocean Waifs" by Mayne Reid
A Chinese lantern suspended upon a short boat-hook cast a deep crimson glow upon the faces of those who might well have been young lovers.
"Aladdin of London" by Sir Max Pemberton
Job Howland and another man took great boat-hooks, with which they grappled the brig's ports and kept the two vessels from drifting apart.
"The Black Buccaneer" by Stephen W. Meader
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In news:

Party boat jigging for stripers and blues hasn't really turned on since the storm, though some are being hooked -- and the north wind predicted for tomorrow could invigorate the fishery.
Bluefish on the boat 'Reel Sports' off Sandy Hook, captained by his son, Ed Carr, of Lebanon Township on June 8.
Fisherman in their small boats cast their lines in hopes of hooking a steelhead in the Russian River in Guerneville.
The scientists and fishermen on board the Ocearch, a repurposed crabbing vessel, received word that their scouting boat had hooked a great white shark, sparking a flurry of activity.
After a long fight during which I had to chase the hooked fish around the boat, Rob Reimers of Rustic Rob's Guide Service put the net under the tired landlocked steelhead.
(AP) — The scientists and fishermen on board the Ocearch, a repurposed crabbing vessel, received word that their scouting boat had hooked a great white shark, sparking a flurry of activity.
A review of resources on the world wide web will quickly produce an abundance of material and statistics on the hazards of marine hook use on life boats, fast response craft, tenders and other vessels.
You think having two fish hooked on a boat is a challenge.
Anyone who has ever tried to hook up a boat trailer by himself will appreciate this product.
SEA CURVE Blubber is attached to a large hook to lure the great whites before they are boated and tagged.
Just ask the two sailors rescued from their 26-foot boat that was being blown aground in winds of 30 mph with higher gusts last Sunday morning off Sandy Hook.
(WNYW TV) The US Coast Guard is offering a reward for information about the person or people responsible for yesterday's false distress call about a boat explosion off the coast of Sandy Hook.
Boats Crash in Sandy Hook Bay, 2 Rescued .
John O'Boyle/The Star-Ledger A Coast Guard boat returns to its station on Sandy Hook earlier this morning.
I was treated to a ride on the city's fancy new sludge boat, dubbed the Red Hook.
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