from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A wedge-shaped spike, driven along the side of a timber which abuts against another, to prevent it from slipping.
- noun In coal-mining, a short, thick piece of timber, used for supporting the coal which is being holed or undercut; a prop.
- To prick with a bodkin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Carp.) A peculiar brad-shaped spike, to be driven alongside the end of an abutting timber to prevent its slipping.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A wedge-shaped
spikeused to secure the end of a timberwhere it abuts another. Much used in earlier times in the construction of tunnelled box-timber headings.
- verb obsolete To
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