Kevel Kev"el, n. [Prov. E. kevil, cavel, rod, pole, a large hammer, horse's bit; cf. Icel. kefli cylinder, a stick, mangle, and Dan. kievle a roller.] 1. (Naut.) A strong cleat to which large ropes are belayed. [1913 Webster]

2. A stone mason's hammer. [Written also {cavil}.] [1913 Webster]

{Kevel head} (Naut.), a projecting end of a timber, used as a kevel.

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  • Kevel — Kev el, Kevin Kev in, n. (Zo[ o]l.) The gazelle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kevel — Kevel, eine Art Gazelle, s.d. 2) A) b) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • kevel — [kev′əl] n. [ME keuil < NormFr keville (Fr cheville) < L clavicula, small key (in LL, a bar, bolt for a door), dim. of clavis, key: see CLOSE2] Naut. a bitt or large cleat for securing heavy lines …   English World dictionary

  • kevel — Gazelle Ga*zelle , n. [F. gazelle, OF. also, gazel; cf. Sp. gacela, Pr. gazella, It. gazella; all fr. Ar. ghaz?l a wild goat.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of several small, swift, elegantly formed species of antelope, of the genus {Gazella}, esp. {G. dorcas}; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kevel — kevel1 /kev euhl/, n. Naut. a sturdy bit, bollard, etc., on which the heavier hawsers of a ship may be secured. [1225 75; ME kevile < AF L clavicula little key (clavi(s) key + cula CULE1); doublet of CLAVICLE] kevel2 /kev euhl/, n. a hammer for… …   Universalium

  • kevel — I Cleveland Dialect List a large hammer used in quarry work II North Country (Newcastle) Words a large hammer for quarrying stones …   English dialects glossary

  • kevel — is., Far. kebl Kuzu veya koyun postundan yapılmış kürk …   Çağatay Osmanlı Sözlük

  • kevel — [ kɛv(ə)l] noun a large cleat fitted to the gunwale of a ship and used in belaying ropes. Origin ME: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • kevel — kev·el …   English syllables

  • kevel — To paw the ground and toss one s head like a bull …   Grandiloquent dictionary

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