variants or less commonly gablock
plural -s
archaic : a spear or dart : javelin
or less commonly gablock dialectal, British : an iron crowbar or lever

Word History


Middle English gavelok, from Old English gafeluc, of Celtic origin; akin to Welsh gaflach javelin, gafl forked branch, fork

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“Gavelock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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