A pickaroon (or picaroon) is a wood-handled, metal-topped log handling tool. It is distinguished from a pike pole by having a shorter handle, no metal point, and an opposite curve to its hook (toward the handle rather than away); and from both a cant hook and peavey by having a fixed hook facing its handle rather than a pivoting one facing away.
Though it may be spelled the same, the tool is not to be confused with the 17th-century term for pirate, picaroon.
- Shomette, Donald G. (2008). Pirates on the Chesapeake: Being a True History of Pirates, Picaroons, and Raiders on Chesapeake Bay, 1610–1807. Schiffer Publishing. ISBN 978-0870336072.
- "Of Malts and Men". Sharp Magazine (Contempo Media). July 2008. Retrieved 2012-11-01.