from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A short, round iron bar or lever used in naval gunnery.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Naut:
  • n. A short round lever formerly used for training carronades and for like purposes.
  • n. A piece of rope with a knot at the end, seized to the back of a hook, used as a handle in attaching the hook, to prevent the hand from being jammed.


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