: an iron dovetailed tenon that is made in sections, can be fitted into a dovetail mortise, and is used in hoisting large stones
Origin of LEWIS
probably from the name Lewis
First Known Use: 1743
C(live) S(taples) 1898–1963 Eng. nov. & essayist
Edward B. 1918–2004 Am. biol.
John Llewellyn 1880–1969 Am. labor leader
Matthew Gregory 1775–1818 Monk Lewis Eng. author
Meriwether 1774–1809 Am. explorer
(Harry) Sinclair 1885–1951 Am. nov.
(Percy) Wyndham 1882–1957 British painter & author