Definitions

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  • n. The act or process of adding.
  • n. That which is added.
  • n. A supplementary piece of timber used to lengthen another.
  • v. Present participle of eke.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A lengthening or filling piece to make good a deficiency in length.
  • n. The carved work under the quarter piece at the aft part of the quarter gallery.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of adding.
  • n. That which is added.
  • n. The carved work under the lower part of the quarterpiece of a ship at the aft part of the quarter-gallery. Also eke.

Etymologies

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From Middle English *eking, *eching, deverbal of eken ("to increase, add"), equivalent to eke +‎ -ing. More at eke.

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From eke.

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