Kentledge Kent"ledge, n. [OF. cant edge, corner, D. kant. See {Cant} edge, angle.] (Naut.) Pigs of iron used for ballast. [Written also {kintlidge}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • kentledge — [kent′lij] n. [Fr quintelage < quintal, QUINTAL + age: see AGE] pig iron used as permanent ballast in a ship …   English World dictionary

  • kentledge — noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1607 pig iron or scrap metal used as ballast …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • kentledge — /kent lij/, n. Naut. pig iron used as permanent ballast. [1600 10; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • kentledge — noun a) Weights (often scrap iron) used as permanent ballast on ships. b) A system of weights (usually concrete or cast iron blocks) used for load testing piled foundations …   Wiktionary

  • kentledge — pig iron used as ballast in ship s hold Nautical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • kentledge — n. scrap metal used as ballast (Nautical) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • kentledge — kent·ledge …   English syllables

  • kentledge — kent•ledge [[t]ˈkɛnt lɪdʒ[/t]] n. naut. navig. scrap metal or pig iron used as ballast • Etymology: 1600–10; orig. uncert …   From formal English to slang

  • kentledge — /ˈkɛntlɪdʒ/ (say kentlij) noun pig iron used as permanent ballast in a ship. {origin uncertain} …   Australian English dictionary

  • kentledge — The pig iron ballast of a ship …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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