from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A raft; a construction of timber, or of barrels and timber; a floating stage; a buoyant platform held to a vessel's side by painters, or by fore-and-aft guys, and on which footing is obtained by men at work upon the outside of the ship.


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