noun beck·et \ˈbe-kət\

Definition of BECKET

:  a device for holding something in place: as
a :  a grommet or a loop of rope with a knot at one end to catch in an eye at the other
b :  a ring of rope or metal
c :  a loop of rope (as for a handle)

Origin of BECKET

origin unknown
First Known Use: circa 1769


biographical name Beck·et \ˈbe-kət\

Definition of BECKET

Saint Thomas ca 1118–1170 Thomas à Becket archbishop of Canterbury (1162–70)


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