A pickaroon (or picaroon) is a wood-handled (may be other materials also), 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.
- "Of Malts and Men". Sharp Magazine. Contempo Media. July 2008. Retrieved 2012-11-01.