[ kil-ik ]
/ ˈkɪl ɪk /


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

Origin of killick

First recorded in 1620–30; origin uncertain Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for killick


killock (ˈkɪlək)

/ (ˈkɪlɪk) /


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

Word Origin for killick

C17: of unknown origin
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