from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small anchor, especially one made of a stone in a wooden frame.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small anchor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See killock.
Here he threw out the killick and unwound the line from his fishing pole.
In the shallow water near the beach, we dropped our killick.
I pulled up my killick on the instant and paddled over to see what was going on, and what the creature was that had leaped out of the grass.
Now, Tate, you can up killick and set sail for home.
A breeze at nightfall fanned her along, and when her killick went down, the rusty chain groaned querulously from her hawse-hole.
"I reckon the old man will be dropping the killick before long," he said.
So I rouses up my killick, and makes sail; and whilst I was doing it, I hears two reports, one close upon t'other.
We seated ourselves on a rock near the water; just beside us was the old boat, with its killick and painter stretched ashore, where its owner had left it.
Kate and I cracked our clams on the gunwale of the boat, and cut them into nice little bits for bait with a piece of the shell, and by the time the captain had thrown out the killick we were ready to begin, and found the fishing much more exciting than it had been at the wharf.
I have a little model of a fishing dory that Georgie made for me, with its sprit-sail and killick and painter and oars and gaff all cleverly cut with the clumsiest of jackknives.
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