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kevel

noun kev·el \ˈkevəl\
variants: or

cavel

\ˈkav-\

Definition of kevel

plural

-s

  1. :  a strong timber, bollard, or cleat (as a cross timber in a bollard or a timber bolted across two stanchions)

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Origin and Etymology of kevel

Middle English kevile pin, hasp, peg, from Old North French keville, from Latin clavicula small key — more at clavicle


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kevel

noun kev·el \ˈkevəl\

Definition of kevel

plural

-s

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Origin and Etymology of kevel

of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse kefli stick of wood, kafli cut-off piece, Norwegian kavle, kjevle piece of wood, roller; akin to Old Frisian kavelia to cast lots, Middle Dutch kavele piece of wood for casting lots, Lithuanian žabas branch, bunch of twigs


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kevel

noun kev·el \"\

Definition of kevel

plural

-s

  1. :  a hammer for roughly shaping or breaking stone

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Origin and Etymology of kevel

Middle English kevell


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