dousing chock

variants: or

dowsing chock

Definition of dousing chock

  1. :  a piece of curved timber laid across the apron and secured to the knightheads at the upper deck of a ship

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Origin and Etymology of dousing chock

dousing probably from gerund of 2douse

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a trip made at another's expense

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