from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An implement consisting of a wooden shaft with a metal point and a hinged hook near the end, used to handle logs.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Alternative spelling of peavy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A cant hook having the end of its lever armed with a spike; it is used for handling logs.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A lumberman's cant-hook having a strong spike at the end.
- n. A stout lever from 5 to 7 feet long, fitted at the larger end with a metal socket and pike, and a curved steel hook which works on a bolt: used in handling logs, especially in driving. A peavey differs from a cant-hook in having a pike instead of a toe-ring and lip at the end.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a stout lever with a sharp spike; used for handling logs
Ben stared at him, too surprised to speak, but the moment the word peavey passed Crowley's lips, Ben knew he'd identified the weapon.
From what I gather, your peavey is a solid state combo amp.
He set the peavey aside and considered what to do next.
Thirty years after its invention, the peavey was used by woodsmen everywhere to push over trees, break logjams, roll logs, pry up rocks, tighten chains, and apparently, make large holes in the backs of unknown victims.
"Looks to me like he was done in with his own peavey," Crowley said.
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On the other side of the forge, Yarrl works on replacing the curved claw side of a peavey for a holder.
She balanced herself on the rushing log with the help of the peavey.
She had picked up a peavey one of the timbermen had left on this bank and was using is as a staff as she watched the "freshet" start.
He'd brain ye with a peavey if you give him any back talk.