Chafing gear
Chafing Chaf"ing, n. [See {Chafe}, v. t.] The act of rubbing, or wearing by friction; making by rubbing. [1913 Webster]

{Chafing dish}, a dish or vessel for cooking on the table, or for keeping food warm, either by coals, by a lamp, or by hot water; a portable grate for coals.

{Chafing gear} (Naut.), any material used to protect sails, rigging, or the like, at points where they are exposed to friction. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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