Gavelock \Gav"e*lock\, n. [OE. gaveloc a dart, AS. gafeluc; cf. Icel. gaflok, MHG. gabil?t, OF. gavelot, glavelot, F. javelot, Ir. gabhla spear, W. gaflach fork, dart, E. glave, gaff] 1. A spear or dart. [R. & Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. An iron crow or lever. [Scot. & North of Eng.] [1913 Webster]

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  • gavelock — Cleveland Dialect List (pronounced [geeavlok]) a crow bar …   English dialects glossary

  • gavelock — sb. == javelin. Alys. 1355. Ps. liv. 22. AS. gafeloc …   Oldest English Words

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