noun gav·elock \ˈgavlək\
variants: less commonly


Definition of gavelock



  1. 1 archaic :  a spear or dart :  javelin

  2. 2 less commonly gablock dialectal, British :  an iron crowbar or lever

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Origin and Etymology of gavelock

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

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