from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A contrivance to fasten logs together in rafting; -- used by lumbermen.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A contrivance used by lumbermen for fastening logs together in rafting.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of confining prisoners to their cells (usually to regain control during a riot)
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