from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The whole inside planking or lining of a ship below the lower deck.


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  • Sounds painful.

    October 14, 2008

  • "... the whole inside planks or lining of a ship, used to prevent any part of the ballast or cargo from falling between the floor-timbers."

    Falconer's New Universal Dictionary of the Marine (1816), 156

    October 13, 2008