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n. Nautical
A binding or metal shackle around the point and shank of a hook to prevent it from slipping from an eye.

[From mouse, a large mouselike knot on a rope.]


(Nautical Terms) nautical a lashing, shackle, etc, for closing off a hook to prevent a load from slipping off
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