gammon iron


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

Word History


gammon entry 2

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gammon iron was in 1854

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“Gammon iron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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