/ (ˈbuːmkɪn) /
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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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How to use boomkin in a sentence
Weather tack of the fore-sail hauled to the fore-boomkin when on a wind.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth