from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A round, flattish, wooden block, encircled by a rope, or an iron band, and pierced with three holes to receive the lanyard; -- used to extend the shrouds and stays, and for other purposes. Called also deadman's eye.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical, a round, laterally flattened wooden block, encircled by a rope or an iron band, and pierced with three holes to receive the lanyard, used to extend the shrouds and stays, and for other purposes.
- n. In mech., a bearing made in a solid piece, and not split into halves or provided for taking up wear: used mostly in cheap and temporary work.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (nautical) a round hardwood disk with holes and a grooved perimeter used to tighten a shroud
- n. a dead shot
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