from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Nautical A bracket on the mast of a ship to support the trestletrees.
  • n. A bibcock.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A bibcock.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A bibcock. See bib, n., 3.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nautical, a bracket of timber bolted to the hound of a lower mast for the purpose of supporting the trestletree.


Alteration of bib.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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