kent·​ledge ˈkent-lij How to pronounce kentledge (audio)
: pig iron or scrap metal used as ballast

Word History


origin unknown

First Known Use

1607, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kentledge was in 1607

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

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