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chinse (third-person singular simple present chinses, present participle chinsing, simple past and past participle chinsed)

  1. (nautical) To thrust oakum into (seams or chinks) with a chisel, the point of a knife, or a chinsing iron; to calk slightly.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for chinse in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)