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makefast

[meyk-fast, -fahst] /ˈmeɪkˌfæst, -ˌfɑst/
noun, Nautical
1.
any structure to which a ship is tied up, as a bollard or buoy.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; noun use of verb phrase make fast
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British Dictionary definitions for make-fast

makefast

/ˈmeɪkˌfɑːst/
noun
1.
a strong support to which a vessel is secured
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