graving piece


noun Nautical.

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

Nearby words

  1. gravimeter,
  2. gravimetric,
  3. gravimetric analysis,
  4. gravimetry,
  5. graving dock,
  6. graviperception,
  7. gravireceptor,
  8. gravisphere,
  9. gravitas,
  10. gravitate

Origin of graving piece

First recorded in 1795–1805

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