from The Century Dictionary.

  • To break.
  • noun Brackish water; salt water.
  • noun A kind of harrow.
  • noun A break or opening in anything; a breach; a rent.
  • noun A flaw; a defect; an imperfection.
  • noun A broken part; a piece.
  • To inspect and assort (produce, etc.) at the Baltic ports by sworn selectors.
  • noun A long-established system of official inspection and assorting of produce and other goods at the Baltic seaports.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An opening caused by the parting of any solid body; a crack or breach; a flaw.
  • noun obsolete Salt or brackish water.

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  • noun obsolete Salt or brackish water.


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Middle Dutch brac.


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