[ pad-ahy ]
/ ˈpædˌaɪ /

noun, plural pad·eyes.

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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020