from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of killick.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small anchor.
  • n. A kind of anchor formed by a stone enclosed by pieces of wood fastened together.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small anchor; also, a kind of anchor formed by a stone inclosed by pieces of wood fastened together.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The arm of a pickax or the fluke of an anchor.
  • n. A small anchor or weight for mooring a boat, sometimes consisting of a stone secured by pieces of wood.


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  • The young fisherman was satisfied, hauled up killock, and made sail for home.

    Little By Little or, The Cruise of the Flyaway

  • To jest up killock, jam right down their hellum hard a lee,

    The Biglow Papers

  • So, what with Marm Lecain's carpets in the house, and other folks 'waistcoats in the street, it's too nice a location for me, I guess, so I shall up killock and off tomorrow to the TREE-mont. "

    The Clockmaker


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