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A device, such as a looped rope, hook and eye, strap, or grommet, used to hold or fasten loose ropes, spars, or oars in position.
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1. (Nautical Terms) a clevis forming part of one end of a sheave, used for securing standing lines by means of a thimble
2. (Nautical Terms) a short line with a grommet or eye at one end and a knot at the other, used for securing spars or other gear in place
[C18: of unknown origin]
(Biography) Saint Thomas à. 1118–70, English prelate; chancellor (1155–62) to Henry II; archbishop of Canterbury (1162–70): murdered following his opposition to Henry's attempts to control the clergy. Feast day: Dec 29 or July 7
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a device, as a short rope with an eye at one end and a knot at the other, used to secure ropes, sails, etc.
Saint Thomas à, 1118?–70, archbishop of Canterbury: murdered because of his opposition to Henry II's policies toward the church.
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|Noun||1.||Becket - (Roman Catholic Church) archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 to 1170; murdered following his opposition to Henry II's attempts to control the clergy (1118-1170)|
|2.||becket - (nautical) a short line with an eye at one end and a knot at the other; used to secure loose items on a ship|
line - something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible; "a washing line"
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