from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In shipbuilding, a body of timber built up on top of the keel at either end, to afford a firm fastening for the cant timbers.
- n. A buffer-block.
- n. In ten-pins and pin-pool, the pins which have been knocked down.
- n. Useless material.
- n. In card-playing, the discards from the various players; cards which cannot be used again for any purpose during the hand then being played.
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