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[pad-ahy] /ˈpædˌaɪ/
noun, plural padeyes.
a ring fixed to the structure of a ship as a hold for small lines, tackles, etc.
Also called lug pad.
Origin of padeye
1905-10; pad1 + eye Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The single-walled caisson had a padeye bar attached to its lower half allowing for lateral loading at different depths.
  • The employee had his left foot on a padeye and his right foot on the main decking.

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