from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Nautical, an oblong or oval piece of wood with holes in it through which small lines are rove, forming a crowfoot, from which an awning is suspended.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Naut.) Same as euphroe.

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  • noun Alternative form of euphroe.


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  • "... an oblong block made of ash, without sheaves, from nine to thirty inches long, and two to five inches in diameter.... It has several holes bored through the middle at equal distances, and grooved round the outside to receive the rope by which it is suspended. It is used to suspend the awnings, by extending the small ropes through the holes lengthways along the middle of the awning."

    Falconer's New Universal Dictionary of the Marine (1816), 610

    See also euphroe.

    October 12, 2008