Becket meaning

bĕkĭt
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.
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A contrivance, as a looped rope, large hook and eye, or grommet, used for securing loose ropes, oars, spars, etc.
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(1118?-70); Eng. prelate: archbishop of Canterbury: murdered after opposing Henry II: his day is Dec. 29
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(nautical) A short piece of rope spliced to form a circle.
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(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.
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(nautical) The clevis of a pulley block.
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An eye in the end of a rope.
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A method of joining fabric, for example the doors of a tent, by interlacing loops of cord (beckets) through eyelet holes and adjacent loops.
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(UK, dialect) A spade for digging turf.

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Origin of becket

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Compare Dutch bek (“beak”) beak, and English beak.

    From Wiktionary