Billhook Definition

bĭlho͝ok
noun
An implement with a curved blade attached to a handle, used especially for clearing brush and for rough pruning.
American Heritage
A tool with a curved or hooked blade at one end, for pruning and cutting.
Webster's New World

An agricultural implement often with a curved or hooked end to the blade used for pruning or cutting thick, woody plants.

Wiktionary

(weaponry) A medieval polearm with a similar construct, fitted to a long handle, sometimes with an L-shaped tine or a spike protruding from the side or the end of the blade for tackling the opponent; a bill.

Wiktionary
Written as bill-hook: a part of the knotting mechanism in a reaper-binder or baler (agricultural machinery).
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Other Word Forms of Billhook

Noun

Singular:
billhook
Plural:
billhooks

Origin of Billhook

  • Usually thought to be from bill + hook

    From Wiktionary

  • bill hook

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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