- a short length of rope for securing spars, coils of rope, etc., having an eye at one end and a thick knot or a toggle at the other, which is passed through the eye.
- a grommet of rope, as one used as a handle or oarlock.
- a grommet or eye on a block to which the standing end of a fall can be secured.
- a wooden cleat or hook secured to the shrouds of a sailing vessel to hold tacks and sheets not in use.
Origin of becket
First recorded in 1760–70; origin uncertain
- Saint Thomas à,1118?–70, archbishop of Canterbury: murdered because of his opposition to Henry II's policies toward the church.
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- a clevis forming part of one end of a sheave, used for securing standing lines by means of a thimble
- a short line with a grommet or eye at one end and a knot at the other, used for securing spars or other gear in place
C18: of unknown origin
- Saint Thomas à . 1118–70, English prelate; chancellor (1155–62) to Henry II; archbishop of Canterbury (1162–70): murdered following his opposition to Henry's attempts to control the clergy. Feast day: Dec 29 or July 7
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