makefast
noun Date: 1898 something (as a post or buoy) to which a boat can be fastened

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  • makefast — [māk′fast΄] n. a buoy, post, pile, etc. to which a boat is fastened …   English World dictionary

  • makefast — /mayk fast , fahst /, n. Naut. any structure to which a ship is tied up, as a bollard or buoy. [1895 1900; n. use of v. phrase make fast] * * * …   Universalium

  • makefast — make•fast [[t]ˈmeɪkˌfæst, ˌfɑst[/t]] n. naut. a structure to which a ship is tied …   From formal English to slang

  • makefast — /ˈmeɪkfast/ (say maykfahst) noun US any structure to which a boat is tied up, as a bollard, buoy, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • makefast — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: from the phrase make fast : something to which a boat is fastened (as a buoy or a post) * * * /mayk fast , fahst /, n. Naut. any structure to which a ship is tied up, as a bollard or buoy. [1895 1900; n. use of v.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bowman (communications system) — Bowman is the name of the tactical communications system used by the British Armed Forces. The Bowman C4I system consists of a range of HF radio, VHF radio and UHF radio sets designed to provide secure integrated voice, data services to… …   Wikipedia

  • fasten — verb /ˈfæsən,ˈfæsn̩/ To attach or connect in a secure manner. The sailor fastened the boat to the dock with a half hitch. See Also: bedfast, breastfast, colorfast, cragfast, handfast, headfast, holdfast, makefast, sitfast, shamefast …   Wiktionary

  • 系留 — jìliú (1) [makefast]∶船艇系在某种东西上(如浮筒或桩柱) (2) [moor]∶见 系泊 系留塔 …   Advanced Chinese dictionary

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