Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A counterweight, a loaded truck used to balance the car on an incline.
  • noun Nautical: A platform in the stern of a fishing-boat, on which a drift-net is carried when not in use.
  • noun Nautical, a room or cabin a baft and under the poop-deck, in which the officers and cabin-passengers take their meals; also, a sort of cabin or cook-room in lighters, barges, etc.; in small boats, a locker.
  • noun Hence Any small cupboard or storehouse for odds and ends.
  • noun An ass; a donkey.
  • noun A stupid or silly fellow; a clown.
  • noun A lever mounted on a tripod for lifting stones, leveling up railroad-ties, etc.; a lever-jack.
  • noun The gallinule, Gallinula chloropus. Montagu.
  • noun A name of the coalfish.

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

  • noun (Zoöl) The coalfish (Pollachius carbonarius).
  • noun Scot. An ass; esp., one driven by a huckster or greengrocer.
  • noun A blockhead; a lout.
  • noun (Mech.) A lever mounted on a tripod for lifting stones, leveling up railroad ties, etc.
  • noun (Naut.) A small cabin: also, the galley or kitchen of a vessel.

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

  • noun nautical a cabin, for the use of the captain, in the after part of a sailing ship under the poop deck
  • noun a small cupboard or closet
  • noun Scotland A donkey.
  • noun UK, mining A pony that works in a mine.
  • noun The coalfish (Pollachius carbonarius).

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

  • noun the galley or pantry of a small ship

Etymologies

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Origin uncertain.

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Scots; compare Gaelic cudaig, cudainn, or English cuttlefish, or cod.

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  • Scots - horse.

    December 6, 2007

  • "a sort of cabin or cook-room, in the fore-part, or near the stern, of a lighter, or barge of burden."

    Falconer's New Universal Dictionary of the Marine (1816), 112

    See also fore cutty.

    October 12, 2008