boomkin

/ (ˈbuːmkɪn) /

noun

nautical a short boom projecting from the deck of a ship, used to secure the main-brace blocks or to extend the lower edge of the foresail

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Word Origin for boomkin

C17: from Dutch boomken, from boom tree; see beam, -kin
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