gammon iron

noun

Definition of gammon iron

: a metal hoop or band attached to the stemhead of a yacht through which the bowsprit runs

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First Known Use of gammon iron

1854, in the meaning defined above

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“Gammon iron.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gammon%20iron. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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