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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cross-bar fastened at its middle to a chain, as a watch-chain, tracechain, etc., for use as a fastening by passing it endwise through a hole, ring, or link and then turning it into a position which prevents its withdrawal.
  • n. A short bar welded or riveted to the end of another bar at a right angle, as in a form of anchor for masonry.


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