a contrivance, as a looped rope, large hook and eye, or grommet, used for securing loose ropes, oars, spars, etc.
Origin of becket; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
(1118?-70); Eng. prelate: archbishop of Canterbury: murdered after opposing Henry II: his day is Dec. 29: sometimes Saint Thomas à Becket
A device, such as a looped rope, hook and eye, strap, or grommet, used to hold or fasten loose ropes, spars, or oars in position.
Origin of becketOrigin unknown.
- (nautical) A short piece of rope spliced to form a circle
- (nautical) A loop of rope with a knot at one end to catch in an eye at the other end . Used to secure oars etc. at their place.
- (nautical) The clevis of a pulley block.
- An eye in the end of a rope.
- A method of joining fabric, for example the doors of a tent, by interlacing loops of cord (beckets) through eyelet holes and adjacent loops.
- (UK, dialect) A spade for digging turf.