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padeye

[pad-ahy]
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noun, plural pad·eyes.
  1. a ring fixed to the structure of a ship as a hold for small lines, tackles, etc.
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Origin of padeye

First recorded in 1905–10; pad1 + eye
Also called lug pad.
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