Becket Definition

bĕkĭt
noun
A contrivance, as a looped rope, large hook and eye, or grommet, used for securing loose ropes, oars, spars, etc.
Webster's New World

(nautical) A short piece of rope spliced to form a circle.

Wiktionary

(nautical) The clevis of a pulley block.

Wiktionary
A method of joining fabric, for example the doors of a tent, by interlacing loops of cord (beckets) through eyelet holes and adjacent loops.
Wiktionary

(UK, dialect) A spade for digging turf.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
St. Thomas a BecketSaint Thomas a Becketthomas à becket
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proper name
(1118?-70); Eng. prelate: archbishop of Canterbury: murdered after opposing Henry II: his day is Dec. 29
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Becket

Noun

Singular:
becket
Plural:
beckets

Origin of Becket

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

    From Wiktionary

  • Origin unknown

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

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