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killick

[ kil-ik ]

noun

  1. a small anchor or weight for mooring a boat, sometimes consisting of a stone secured by pieces of wood.
  2. any anchor.


killick

/ ˈkɪlɪk; ˈkɪlək /

noun

  1. nautical a small anchor, esp one made of a heavy stone


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Word History and Origins

Origin of killick1

First recorded in 1620–30; origin uncertain
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Word History and Origins

Origin of killick1

C17: of unknown origin
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Example Sentences

Let the student continue this comparison till he attains very nearly the brevity and discrimination displayed by Mr. Killick.

A breeze at nightfall fanned her along, and when her killick went down, the rusty chain groaned querulously from her hawse-hole.

They were as close to the south bank as it was safe to keep, and followed Killick's sloop with as much precision as possible.

Killick, as a withered old Shylock, gave a really masterly representation of ancient villainy.

Mrs. Killick, a trouser-finisher, told the Sweating Committee that she could not make more than 1s.

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