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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. (Roman Catholic Church) archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 to 1170; murdered following his opposition to Henry II's attempts to control the clergy (1118-1170);
[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.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. A spade for digging turf. [Prov. Eng.] --Wright. [1913 Webster]




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