becket

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Etymology[edit]

Compare Dutch bek (beak) beak, and English beak.

Noun[edit]

becket (plural beckets)

  1. (nautical) A short piece of rope spliced to form a circle
  2. (nautical) A loop of rope with a knot at one end to catch in an eye at the other end[1]. Used to secure oars etc. at their place.
  3. (nautical) The clevis of a pulley block.
  4. An eye in the end of a rope.
  5. A method of joining fabric, for example the doors of a tent, by interlacing loops of cord (beckets) through eyelet holes and adjacent loops.
  6. (UK, dialect) A spade for digging turf.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Wright to this entry?)

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  1. ^ US FM 55-501 MARINE CREWMAN’S HANDBOOK; 1 December 1999