becket

noun
beck·​et | \ ˈbe-kət How to pronounce becket (audio) \

Definition of becket

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a device for holding something in place: such 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)

Becket

biographical name
Beck·​et | \ ˈbe-kət How to pronounce Becket (audio) \

Definition of Becket (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of becket

Noun

circa 1769, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for becket

Noun

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“Becket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/becket. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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