from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A short, round iron bar or lever used in naval gunnery.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Naut:
- n. A short round lever formerly used for training carronades and for like purposes.
- n. A piece of rope with a knot at the end, seized to the back of a hook, used as a handle in attaching the hook, to prevent the hand from being jammed.
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