Becket

[ bek-it ]
/ ˈbɛk ɪt /

noun

Saint Thomas à,1118?–70, archbishop of Canterbury: murdered because of his opposition to Henry II's policies toward the church.
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British Dictionary definitions for thomas becket (1 of 3)

Thomas Becket


noun

Saint. See (Saint Thomas) Becket

British Dictionary definitions for thomas becket (2 of 3)

becket

/ (ˈbɛkɪt) /

noun nautical

a clevis forming part of one end of a sheave, used for securing standing lines by means of a thimble
a short line with a grommet or eye at one end and a knot at the other, used for securing spars or other gear in place

Word Origin for becket

C18: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for thomas becket (3 of 3)

Becket

/ (ˈbɛkɪt) /

noun

Saint Thomas à . 1118–70, English prelate; chancellor (1155–62) to Henry II; archbishop of Canterbury (1162–70): murdered following his opposition to Henry's attempts to control the clergy. Feast day: Dec 29 or July 7
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