span shackle


Definition of span shackle

  1. :  a triangular or square shackle in the head of a large bolt driven through the forecastle deck to receive the heel of the fish davit

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of span shackle


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up span shackle? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to help become familiar with something

Get Word of the Day daily email!