padeye

[ pad-ahy ]
/ ˈpædˌaɪ /

noun, plural pad·eyes.

a ring fixed to the structure of a ship as a hold for small lines, tackles, etc.

Nearby words

  1. paddymelon,
  2. paddywhack,
  3. pademelon,
  4. paderborn,
  5. paderewski,
  6. padishah,
  7. padkos,
  8. padlock,
  9. padma shri,
  10. padouk

Origin of padeye

First recorded in 1905–10; pad1 + eye

Also called lug pad.

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