Dead-eye
Dead-eye Dead"-eye` (d[e^]d"[imac]`), n. (Naut.) A round, flattish, wooden block, encircled by a rope, or an iron band, and pierced with three holes to receive the lanyard; -- used to extend the shrouds and stays, and for other purposes. Called also {deadman's eye}. --Totten. [1913 Webster]

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