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lewis

[ loo-is ]
/ ˈlu ɪs /
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noun
a device for lifting a dressed stone, consisting of a number of pieces fitting together to fill a dovetailed recess cut into the stone.
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Also called lewisson.

Origin of lewis

First recorded in 1730–40; perhaps after the surname of the inventor

Other definitions for lewis (2 of 2)

Lewis
[ loo-is ]
/ ˈlu ɪs /

noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lewis (1 of 3)

lewis

lewisson (ˈluːɪsən)

/ (ˈluːɪs) /

noun
a lifting device for heavy stone or concrete blocks consisting of a number of curved pieces of metal or wedges fitting into a dovetailed recess cut into the block

Word Origin for lewis

C18: perhaps from the name of the inventor

British Dictionary definitions for lewis (2 of 3)

Lewis1
/ (ˈluːɪs) /

noun
the N part of the island of Lewis with Harris, in the Outer Hebrides. Pop: about 17 000 (2001). Area: 1634 sq km (631 sq miles)

British Dictionary definitions for lewis (3 of 3)

Lewis2
/ (ˈluːɪs) /

noun
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