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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A pair of straps, with stirrups, joined at the top and fastened to the pommel or the frame of the saddle, after they have been adjusted to the convenience of the rider.
  • n. A kind of chain pump, or dredging machine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pair of stirrup-leathers, with stirrups, joined at the top in a sort of leather buckle, by which they are made fast to the pommel of the saddle.
  • n. In hydraulic engineering, a dredging or water-raising machine, consisting of a chain provided with buckets or with pallets traversing in a trough.
  • n. A metallic chuck or bonnet for holding one end of a cannon in the turning-lathe.
  • n. In founding, a device for holding the core of a mold in position; a grain; specifically, a mass of wrought-iron with projecting arms, used to center the core-barrel in making gun-castings, with the muzzle downward, when the Rodman method of cooling is employed.
  • n. Also chaplet, chapellet.

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