kevel

kevel

1 [kev-uhl]
noun Nautical.
a sturdy bit, bollard, etc., on which the heavier hawsers of a ship may be secured.

Origin:
1225–75; Middle English kevile < Anglo-FrenchLatin clāvicula little key (clāvi(s) key + -cula -cule1); doublet of clavicle

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kevel

2 [kev-uhl]
noun
a hammer for the rough dressing of stone, having one square face and one pyramidal face.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English kevell, of uncertain origin

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kevel (ˈkɛvəl)
 
n
1.  nautical a strong bitt or bollard for securing heavy hawsers
2.  building trades a hammer having an edged end and a pointed end, used for breaking and rough-shaping stone
 
[C14: from Old Northern French keville, from Latin clāvicula a little key, from clāvis key]

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