from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A hand-tool resembling a cotton-hook, used in handling heavy freight.
- noun A cant-hook used in pressing down the covers of boxes so that they can be nailed or screwed.
- noun Gripping-irons used in hoisting heavy boxes or bales.
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