gavelock

noun

gav·​elock
ˈgavlək
variants or less commonly gablock
plural -s
1
archaic : a spear or dart : javelin
2
or less commonly gablock dialectal, British : an iron crowbar or lever

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Gavelock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gavelock. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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