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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In mast-making, a heavy iron band placed about the mast, and to which the after end of the truss is confined.
  • n. In coopering, a temporary hoop which may be placed around a barrel and tightened, to draw the staves snugly together or to hold them in position while one that has become broken or decayed is being replaced.


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