from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The small pin of wood or iron that confines a shackle-bolt in place.


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  • Then he goes to work whittling away the forelock of the forty-five-fathom shackle-pin, gives it a tap or two with a hammer just to make it loose, and of course that cable wasn't safe any more.

    Within the Tides


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