from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In ship carpentry, a hooked iron tool used when enlarging the butts for receiving a sufficient quantity of oakum; a ripping-iron.

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

  • noun (Shipbuilding) A tool, hooked at the end, for enlarging or clearing seams for the reception of oakum.

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

  • noun a hooked hand tool used to prepare the seams of a boat for oakum


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