Chinse
Chinse Chinse, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Chinsed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Chinsing}.] (Naut.) To thrust oakum into (seams or chinks) with a chisel, the point of a knife, or a chinsing iron; to calk slightly. [1913 Webster]

{Chinsing iron}, a light calking iron. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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