Davit Definition

dăvĭt, dāvĭt
davits
noun
Either of a pair of uprights that can be swung out over the side of a ship for lowering or raising a small boat.
Webster's New World
A crane in a ship's bow, formerly used to raise or lower the anchor.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Davit

Noun

Singular:
davit
Plural:
davits

Origin of Davit

  • Middle English daviot from Norman French daviet from Old French cabinetmaker's cramp or clamp from diminutive of Davi David, cabinetmaker's cramp

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

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