Boat-hook

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Boat-hook an iron hook fixed to a pole used for pulling or pushing off a boat
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. bát; Dut. boot; Fr. bateau.

Usage

In literature:

Fanny took the boat-hook in her hand, and jumped ashore.
"Hope and Have" by Oliver Optic
At last it drifted hopelessly out of reach, but into a curious backwater, which eddied it right under the boat hook of the bowman.
"Heroes of the Goodwin Sands" by Thomas Stanley Treanor
Then it strove to draw down to the depths of the ocean the boat of those who had hooked it.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
They hooked on the falls, and with the help of Ben Bowman and Hop Tossford, hoisted the boat up to the davits.
"Up the River" by Oliver Optic
I found the men trying to make soundings all about us as best they could with boat hooks and a spare spar.
"The Lady and the Pirate" by Emerson Hough
Catch for me the monster-pike that lives in the river of Tuoni, but thou may not use hook, nor line, nor nets, nor boat.
"Finnish Legends for English Children" by R. Eivind
It is shaped like a boat-hook, but is sharper.
"Joe Strong, the Boy Fish" by Vance Barnum
The negro followed with a long boat hook.
"A Voyage with Captain Dynamite" by Charles Edward Rich
In accordance with this suggestion, each of the boys arms himself with an oar, leaving Seagriff the boat-hook.
"The Land of Fire" by Mayne Reid
They had to pull her out with boat-hooks, and it was half an hour before she could be induced to go to bed again and proceed with her dying.
"Peck's Sunshine Being a Collection of Articles Written for Peck's Sun, Milwaukee, Wis. - 1882" by George W. Peck
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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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