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

  • n. Either of the two posts that support the windlass on a ship's deck.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. either of a pair of strong posts that support a windlass on a ship's deck

Etymologies

Probably from obsolete carrick, variant of carrack.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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