Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
a removable wooden or metal pin in the rail of a ship, around which ropes can be fastened
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A short, removable wooden or metal pin fitted in a hole in the rail of a boat and used for securing running gear.