a device for hoisting blocks of stone, consisting of a dovetailed iron tenon made in sections that fit into a mortise cut into the stone
Origin of lewisprobably from the name Lewis
a masculine name: dim. Lew, Lewie
- see Day-Lewis
- 1898-1963; Brit. writer, born in Ireland
- 1880-1969; U.S. labor leader
- 1774-1809; Am. explorer: co-leader of the Lewis & Clark expedition (1804-06) to the Northwest
- 1885-1951; U.S. novelist
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A dovetailed iron tenon made of several parts and designed to fit into a dovetail mortise in a large stone so that it can be lifted by a hoisting apparatus. Also called lewisson .
Origin of lewisPerhaps from the name Lewis
- A male given name of Norman origin, the English form of Louis.
- An English patronymic surname.
- A Welsh surname; anglicized form of Llewellyn.
- The Isle of Lewis, Scotland.
- The title given to a partially apprenticed Freemason who is normally the Master or Son of a practicing Freemason; One practising or learning the degrees of Freemasonry after introduction to the degrees and before full induction or before becoming a Worshipful Brother.