killick

killick

[kil-ik]
noun
1.
a small anchor or weight for mooring a boat, sometimes consisting of a stone secured by pieces of wood.
2.
any anchor.
Also called killock.


Origin:
1620–30; origin uncertain

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killick or killock (ˈkɪlɪk, ˈkɪlək)
 
n
nautical a small anchor, esp one made of a heavy stone
 
[C17: of unknown origin]
 
killock or killock
 
n
 
[C17: of unknown origin]

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