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Hack A bark mark or log mark. A mark stamped on ...
Hackmatack The hemlock or larch tree ...
Hair Pounder A horse teamster. ...
Halfbreed A type of Donkey engine used in yarding logs. ...
Hand Barrow Two strong, light poles held in position by rungs, upon ...
Hand Car A small hand-powered railroad vehicle. Sometimes called a pumper. ...
Hand Holt To get hold of something with the hand. As a ...
Hand Pike A piked lever, usually from six to eight feet long, ...
Hand Ring A ring on the swivel hook, grasped to swing the ...
Hand Spike Any piece of board or poled used as a pry. ...
Hand Winch Any winch, used to pull boom sticks tightly against logs ...
Handy Rod A long iron rod with a hook on the end ...
Hang An Ax To fit a handle or helve into the ax head ...
Hang The Boom To put the boom in place around a bunch of ...
Hang Up 1. A tree felled so that it lodged against another ...
Hard Scrabble Farm  ...
Hardtack Outfit A concern that sets a poor table, so called for ...
Hardtail A mule ...
Hardwood A broad leaf deciduous tree, as opposed to the conifers ...
Hardy A blacksmith's chisel with a square shank which fits into ...
Harness Awl A weighted awl used to punch holes in leather harness ...
Harness Bulls Policemen. ...
Harpoon. 1. A one- or two-tined spear used for getting logs ...
Hash House Usually, a cheap restaurant in a logging town. ...
Hash Slinger A waiter in the logging camp. ...
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L.G. Sorden Lumberjack Lingo Northword Edition
with permission of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group