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kevel1

[kev-uh l] /ˈkɛv əl/
noun, Nautical
1.
a sturdy bit, bollard, etc., on which the heavier hawsers of a ship may be secured.
Origin
1225-1275
1225-75; Middle English kevile < Anglo-FrenchLatin clāvicula little key (clāvi(s) key + -cula -cule1); doublet of clavicle

kevel2

[kev-uh l] /ˈkɛv əl/
noun
1.
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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British Dictionary definitions for kevel

kevel

/ˈkɛvəl/
noun
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
Word Origin
C14: from Old Northern French keville, from Latin clāvicula a little key, from clāvis key
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