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killick

[kil-ik] /ˈkɪl ɪk/
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 [kil-ik, -uh k] /ˈkɪl ɪk, -ək/ (Show IPA).
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for killock

killick

/ˈkɪlɪk/
noun
1.
(nautical) a small anchor, esp one made of a heavy stone
Word Origin
C17: of unknown origin
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