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billhook


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Billhook  \Bill"hook`\,  n.  [Bill  +  hook.] 
  A  thick,  heavy  knife  with  a  hooked  point,  used  in  pruning 
  hedges,  etc  When  it  has  a  short  handle,  it  is  sometimes 
  called  a  {hand  bill};  when  the  handle  is  long,  a  {hedge  bill} 
  or  {scimiter}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  billhook 
  n  :  a  long-handled  saw  with  a  curved  blade;  "he  used  a  bill  to 
  prune  branches  off  of  the  tree"  [syn:  {bill}] 




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