kevel

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From English dialect kevil, cavel (rod, pole, a large hammer, horse's bit). Compare Icelandic kefli (cylinder, a stick, mangle), and Danish kievle (a roller).

Noun[edit]

kevel (plural kevels)

  1. (nautical) A strong cleat to which large ropes are belayed.
  2. A stonemason's hammer.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

kevel (plural kevels)

  1. A gazelle.
    • 1827, Conrad Malte-Brun, A system of universal geography
      [] the pasan is the most frequent, then the corinne, which differs very little from the kevel, and the proper gazelle []