American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A short board secured by ropes and used as a seat by sailors when working aloft or over a ship's side.
- n. nautical A short board or other seating, secured in a bridle of ropes, used to hoist a man aloft or over the ship’s side for painting and similar work.
- n. a seat consisting of a board and a rope; used while working aloft or over the side of a ship
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