graving piece

  1. a piece of wood let into a wooden hull to replace decayed wood.

Origin of graving piece

First recorded in 1795–1805

Words Nearby graving piece Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use graving piece in a sentence

  • I once heard a captain of one of the mail steamers describe this job as “letting in a graving piece down the back.”

    West African studies | Mary Henrietta Kingsley