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becket (plural beckets)
- (nautical) A short piece of rope spliced to form a circle
- (nautical) A loop of rope with a knot at one end to catch in an eye at the other end. Used to secure oars etc. at their place.
- (sewing) A loop of thread, typically braided, attached at each end to a jacket. Used to pass through the brooch bar of medals to affix them to the jacket without damaging it.
- (nautical) The clevis of a pulley block.
- An eye in the end of a rope.
- A method of joining fabric, for example the doors of a tent, by interlacing loops of cord (beckets) through eyelet holes and adjacent loops.
- (Britain, dialect) A spade for digging turf.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Wright to this entry?)
- ^ US FM 55-501 MARINE CREWMAN’S HANDBOOK; 1 December 1999