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killick

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

Origin of killick

First recorded in 1620–30; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for killick

killick

killock (ˈkɪlək)

/ (ˈkɪlɪk) /

noun
nautical a small anchor, esp one made of a heavy stone

Word Origin for killick

C17: of unknown origin
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