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Date: 1600-1700
Origin: bill 'pole with a sharp blade at the end' (11-21 centuries) (from Old English) + hook

billhook

noun
     
Related topics: Gardening, Tools
bill‧hook [countable]
DLGTZ a tool which has a curved blade with a hooked point, used for cutting off tree branches etc

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