1. [syn: Becket, Thomas a Becket, Saint Thomas a Becket, St. Thomas a Becket]
2. (nautical) a short line with an eye at one end and a knot at the other; used to secure loose items on a ship;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Becket \Beck"et\, n. [Cf. D. bek beak, and E. beak.]
1. (Naut.) A small grommet, or a ring or loop of rope or
metal for holding things in position, as spars, ropes,
etc.; also a bracket, a pocket, or a handle made of rope.
2. A spade for digging turf. [Prov. Eng.] --Wright.