from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In a man-of-war, a heavy steel bar, about an inch thick and six inches to a foot deep, used to protect an opening in a protective deck from shot or splinters. An assemblage of such bars constitutes an armor-grating (which see).
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