boomkin

boomkin

[boom-kin]
noun Nautical.

Origin:
See bumpkin2

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boomkin (ˈbuːmkɪn)
 
n
nautical a short boom projecting from the deck of a ship, used to secure the main-brace blocks or to extend the lower edge of the foresail
 
[C17: from Dutch boomken, from boom tree; see beam, -kin]

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