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kevel


kevel


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kevel  \Kev"el\,  n.  [Prov.  E.  kevil,  cavel,  rod,  pole,  a  large 
  hammer,  horse's  bit;  cf  Icel.  kefli  cylinder,  a  stick, 
  mangle,  and  Dan.  kievle  a  roller.] 
  1.  (Naut.)  A  strong  cleat  to  which  large  ropes  are  belayed. 
 
  2.  A  stone  mason's  hammer.  [Written  also  {cavil}.] 
 
  {Kevel  head}  (Naut.),  a  projecting  end  of  a  timber,  used  as  a 
  kevel. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kevel  \Kev"el\,  Kevin  \Kev"in\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  The  gazelle. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gazelle  \Ga*zelle"\,  n.  [F.  gazelle,  OF  also  gazel;  cf  Sp 
  gacela  Pr  gazella,  It  gazella;  all  fr  Ar  ghaz?l  a  wild 
  goat.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  One  of  several  small  swift,  elegantly  formed  species  of 
  antelope,  of  the  genus  {Gazella},  esp.  {G.  dorcas};  --  called 
  also  {algazel},  {corinne},  {korin},  and  {kevel}.  The  gazelles 
  are  celebrated  for  the  luster  and  soft  expression  of  their 
  eyes.  [Written  also  {gazel}.]