Bumkin definition

(nautical) A short outrigger projecting from the side of the aft part of a square-rigged sailing ship, used as an attachment point for a rope (brace) used to set a yard-arm at different angles to a mast so to allow the ship to sail at different angles to the wind.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of bumkin - boomkin

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Noun

Singular:
bumkin
Plural:
bumkins