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  1. a small anchor or weight for mooring a boat, sometimes consisting of a stone secured by pieces of wood.
  2. any anchor.
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Also kil·lock [kil-ik, -uh k] /ˈkɪl ɪk, -ək/..

Origin of killick

First recorded in 1620–30; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for killick

Historical Examples of killick

  • It is an open secret that the concert was organised by Killick.

    War Letters of a Public-School Boy

    Paul Jones.

  • "I reckon the old man will be dropping the killick before long," he said.

  • Here he threw out the killick and unwound the line from his fishing pole.

  • Here, lay hold of the rope and make a hitch round that killick.

    The Lost Middy

    George Manville Fenn

  • A fisherman said to Killick: 'Do you hear that voice thundering?

British Dictionary definitions for killick


killock (ˈkɪlək)

  1. nautical a small anchor, esp one made of a heavy stone
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Word Origin for killick

C17: of unknown origin
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