from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Rope lashings on the bowsprit of a boat.
  • v. Present participle of gammon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The lashing or iron band by which the bowsprit of a vessel is secured to the stem to opposite the lifting action of the forestays.
  • n. The act of imposing upon or hoaxing a person.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nautical, formerly, a chain or rope lashing by which the bowsprit was lashed down to the stem; now, an arrangement of iron bands secured by nuts and screws.


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