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English definition of “boathook”

boathook

noun [C]     /ˈbəʊt.hʊk/ US  /ˈboʊt-/
a long pole with an iron hook on the end, used to pull a boat towards you, to push a boat away, etc.Poles, rods, shafts and sticksParts of ships and boats
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