Kentledge meaning

kĕntlĭj
Pig iron used as permanent ballast.
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Pig iron used as permanent ballast in a ship.
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(nautical) Weights (often scrap or pig iron) used as permanent ballast on ships.
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A system of weights (usually concrete or cast-iron blocks) used for load-testing piled foundations.
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Origin of kentledge

  • Origin unknown

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

  • From Old French quintelage (“ballast”)

    From Wiktionary