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Longshoreman’s hook

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  1. cargo hook, loading hook, or docker's hook is a tool historically used by longshoremen (stevedores)

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 18, 2009
  2. The tool consists of a round wooden handle with a strong metal hook about 8" long projecting at a right angle from the center of the handle

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 18, 2009
  3. The handle is held in a closed fist with the hook projecting between two fingers

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  4. Before the age of containerization, freight was moved on and off ships with extensive manual labor, and this was the basic tool of the dockworker

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 18, 2009
  5. The hook became an emblem of the longshoreman's profession in the same way that a hammer and anvil are associated with blacksmiths, or the pipe wrench with plumbers

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 18, 2009
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