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spirketting

noun nautical
  1. deck planking near the bulwarks
  2. the interior lining between ports and the overhead interior surface of the cabin
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Word Origin

C18: from obsolete spirket space between floor timbers in a ship
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  • In general parlance quick-work is synonymous with spirketting.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth