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  • n. A long wooden slat, with holes for cords, that holds up an awning.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A block or long slat of wood, perforated for the passage of the crowfoot, or cords by which an awning is held up.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See uphroe.


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  • usage note on dead-eye. See also uphroe.

    "A long cylindrical block with a number of holes for receiving the legs, or lines, composing the crowfoot." (A Sea of Words, 190)

    March 20, 2008