Kevel head
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.


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • kevel head — Timberhead Tim ber*head , n. (Naut.) The top end of a timber, rising above the gunwale, and serving for belaying ropes, etc.; called also {kevel head}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • timber-head — n. (Naut.) Kevel head …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • cavil — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Timberhead — Tim ber*head , n. (Naut.) The top end of a timber, rising above the gunwale, and serving for belaying ropes, etc.; called also {kevel head}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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