from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An extravagant table ornament and container used in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, made in the shape of a ship.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The nave of a church.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The nave of a church.
  • n. An ornamental vessel used for the decoration of the table, having a form resembling a ship of the middle ages.
  • n. At the present day, a vessel of any unusual and fantastic shape resembling more or less closely a ship or boat.


French (Wiktionary)



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