from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Nautical A strong shutter or plate fastened over a ship's porthole or cabin window in stormy weather.
- n. Nautical A thick window set in a ship's side or deck.
- n. A skylight constructed so that it cannot be opened.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A strong shutter fitted over a porthole etc. that can be closed in bad weather
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A strong shutter, made to fit open ports and keep out water in a storm.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical, a strong wooden or iron shutter fastened over a cabin-window or port-hole in rough weather to prevent water from entering.
- n. A luminous appearance sometimes observed over putrescent animal bodies.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a strong shutter over a ship's porthole that is closed in stormy weather
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