dipsey

Dipsey

Dip"sey\, Dipsie \Dip"sie\, Dipsy \Dip"sy\, a. Deep-sea; as, a dipsey line; a dipsy lead. [Sailor's Cant]
Webster's Revised

Dipsey

Dip"sey\, Dipsie \Dip"sie\, Dipsy \Dip"sy\, n. 1. A sinker attached to a fishing line; also, a line having several branches, each with such a sinker, used in deep-sea fishing. [Local, U. S.]

2. (Naut.) A deep-sea lead. [Rare]
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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