from The Century Dictionary.

  • See coke.
  • In ship carpentry, to unite together, as the ends of two pieces of wood, by means of coaks.
  • noun In ship carpentry, a projection from the end of a piece of wood or timber fitting into a hole in another piece to join them, or a cylinder or pin let into the ends of both pieces.
  • noun Nautical, a square metallic bushing in the central pole of the sheave of a block, through whīch the pin passes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See coke, n.
  • transitive verb (Carp.) To unite, as timbers, by means of tenons or dowels in the edges or faces.
  • noun (Carp.) A kind of tenon connecting the face of a scarfed timber with the face of another timber, or a dowel or pin of hard wood or iron uniting timbers.
  • noun A metallic bushing or strengthening piece in the center of a wooden block sheave.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a wooden dowel
  • noun nautical the brass bearing in the sheave of a block
  • verb To unite (timbers etc.) by means of tenons or dowels in the edges or face.


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