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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bill, billhooknoun

    a long-handled saw with a curved blade

    "he used a bill to prune branches off of the tree"


  1. billhooknoun

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

    Etymology: Usually thought to be from bill + hook

  2. billhooknoun

    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

    Etymology: Usually thought to be from bill + hook

  3. billhooknoun

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

    Etymology: Usually thought to be from bill + hook

  4. billhooknoun

    Written as bill hook: a spiked hook used in offices and shops for hanging bills or other small papers such as receipts.

    Etymology: Usually thought to be from bill + hook

Webster Dictionary

  1. Billhooknoun

    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


  1. Billhook

    The billhook is a traditional cutting tool used widely in agriculture and forestry for cutting smaller woody material such as shrubs and branches. It is very common in the wine-growing countries of Europe. In other parts of the world where it is used, it was either developed locally—e.g. in China, India, and Japan—or introduced by European settlers—e.g. in North and South America, South Africa, and Australasia. It is also known as the bill hook.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of billhook in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of billhook in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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