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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n- A piece of wood with a sheave or sheaves formerly bolted in the topsides of a ship and through which a tack or sheet was rove.

Usage examples (3)
  • On came the watery mountain with its curling crest of snowy foam, and, striking the ship with terrific force and with a noise like thunder, broke over the starboard...
  • A sea broke over her chesstree, which nearly drowned us where we were clinging.
  • Then to the chesstree drag the unwilling tack. for more
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