Definition of rave-hook in English:

rave-hook

Pronunciation /ˈreɪvhʊk/

noun

rare Nautical
  • A tool used for removing oakum from or enlarging the seams in the planking of a ship's deck and sides in preparation for caulking.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Boyer's Dictionnaire Royal. Origin uncertain; probably from rave + hook.