How to use kentledge in a sentence
I think you had better speak to Captain kentledge on the subject.Pencil Sketches | Eliza Leslie
My breast has felt the last four-and-twenty hours as if a ton of kentledge had been stowed in it.The Pathfinder | James Fenimore Cooper
kentledge, kent′lej, n. pig-iron laid in a ship's hold for ballast.
The ward-room was then scuttled to get at the kentledge, twelve tons of which were thrown overboard.The Second War with England, Vol. 2 of 2 | J. T. Headley.
Pigs of iron cast for permanent ballast, laid over the kelson-plates, or if in the limbers, then called limber-kentledge.The Sailor's Word-Book | William Henry Smyth
British Dictionary definitions for kentledge
nautical scrap metal used as ballast in a vessel
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