noun \ˈdā-vət, ˈda-\

Definition of DAVIT

:  a crane that projects over the side of a ship or a hatchway and is used especially for boats, anchors, or cargo

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Origin of DAVIT

Middle English daviot, from Anglo-French, from Middle French daviet joiner's cramp, diminutive of david cramp, probably from the name David
First Known Use: 15th century


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