from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A wooden peg that swells when wet and is used to fasten timbers, especially in shipbuilding.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A wooden peg or pin used as a fastener.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A long wooden pin used in fastening the planks of a vessel to the timbers or to each other.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cylindrical pin of hard wood used for fastening planks or timbers in ships and similar constructions.
- n. In architecture, same as gutta. 1.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a wooden peg that is used to fasten timbers in shipbuilding; water causes the peg to swell and hold the timbers fast
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