kevel head


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kevel \Kev"el\, n. [Prov. E. kevil, cavel, rod, pole, a large
   hammer, horse's bit; cf. Icel. kefli cylinder, a stick,
   mangle, and Dan. kievle a roller.]
   1. (Naut.) A strong cleat to which large ropes are belayed.
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   2. A stone mason's hammer. [Written also cavil.]
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   Kevel head (Naut.), a projecting end of a timber, used as a
      kevel. Kevel
.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Timberhead \Tim"ber*head`\, n. (Naut.)
   The top end of a timber, rising above the gunwale, and
   serving for belaying ropes, etc.; -- called also {kevel
   head}.
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