- a small anchor or weight for mooring a boat, sometimes consisting of a stone secured by pieces of wood.
- any anchor.
Also kil·lock [kil-ik, -uh k] /ˈkɪl ɪk, -ək/..
Origin of killick
First recorded in 1620–30; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for killick
It is an open secret that the concert was organised by Killick.War Letters of a Public-School Boy
"I reckon the old man will be dropping the killick before long," he said.Blow The Man Down
Here he threw out the killick and unwound the line from his fishing pole.Lines in Pleasant Places
Here, lay hold of the rope and make a hitch round that killick.The Lost Middy
George Manville Fenn
A fisherman said to Killick: 'Do you hear that voice thundering?Beauchamp's Career, Complete
- nautical a small anchor, esp one made of a heavy stone
C17: of unknown origin
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