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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A contrivance used by lumbermen for fastening logs together in rafting.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun U.S. A contrivance to fasten logs together in rafting; -- used by lumbermen.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of confining prisoners to their cells (usually to regain control during a riot)

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