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boomkin


boomkin


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boomkin  \Boom"kin\,  n.  (Naut.) 
  Same  as  {Bumkin}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bumkin  \Bum"kin\,  n.  [Boom  a  beam  +  -kin.  See  {Bumpkin}.] 
  (Naut.) 
  A  projecting  beam  or  boom;  as: 
  a  One  projecting  from  each  bow  of  a  vessel,  to  haul  the 
  fore  tack  to  called  a  tack  bumpkin. 
  b  One  from  each  quarter,  for  the  main-brace  blocks,  and 
  called  {brace  bumpkin}. 
  c  A  small  outrigger  over  the  stern  of  a  boat,  to  extend  the 
  mizzen.  [Written  also  {boomkin}.]