Bumkin
Bumkin Bum"kin, n. [Boom a beam + -kin. See {Bumpkin}.] (Naut.) A projecting beam or boom; as: (a) One projecting from each bow of a vessel, to haul the fore tack to, called a tack bumpkin. (b) One from each quarter, for the main-brace blocks, and called {brace bumpkin}. (c) A small outrigger over the stern of a boat, to extend the mizzen. [Written also {boomkin}.] [1913 Webster] ||

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • bumkin — noun see bumpkin II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bumkin — noun a short outrigger projecting from the side of the aft part of a square rigged sailing ship, used as an attachment point for a rope (brace) used to set a yard arm at different angles to a mast so to allow the ship to sail at different angles… …   Wiktionary

  • bumkin — n. beam that projects outward from a ship (used to attach sails, wooden planks, etc.), bumpkin …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bumkin — /ˈbʌmkən/ (say bumkuhn) noun Nautical → bumpkin2 …   Australian English dictionary

  • bumkin — variant of bumpkin …   Useful english dictionary

  • boomkin — Bumkin Bum kin, n. [Boom a beam + kin. See {Bumpkin}.] (Naut.) A projecting beam or boom; as: (a) One projecting from each bow of a vessel, to haul the fore tack to, called a tack bumpkin. (b) One from each quarter, for the main brace blocks, and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brace bumpkin — Bumkin Bum kin, n. [Boom a beam + kin. See {Bumpkin}.] (Naut.) A projecting beam or boom; as: (a) One projecting from each bow of a vessel, to haul the fore tack to, called a tack bumpkin. (b) One from each quarter, for the main brace blocks, and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bumpkin — Bump kin, n. [The same word as bumkin, which Cotgrave defines thus: Bumkin, Fr. chicambault, the luffe block, a long and thick piece of wood, whereunto the fore sayle and sprit sayle are fastened, when a ship goes by the winde. Hence, a clumsy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chasse-marée — In English, a chasse marée is a specific, archaic type of decked commercial sailing vessel. In French, un chasse marée was a wholesale fishmonger , originally on the Channel coast of France and later, on the Atlantic coast as well. He bought in… …   Wikipedia

  • Boomkin — Boom kin, n. (Naut.) Same as {Bumkin}. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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