Faking box
Fake Fake, v. t. (Naut.) To coil (a rope, line, or hawser), by winding alternately in opposite directions, in layers usually of zigzag or figure of eight form,, to prevent twisting when running out. [1913 Webster]

{Faking box}, a box in which a long rope is faked; used in the life-saving service for a line attached to a shot. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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