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lutchet

Line breaks: lutchet
Pronunciation: /ˈlʌtʃɪt/

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Definition of lutchet in English:

noun

A fitting on the deck of a barge or wherry to which the foot of the mast is fixed, allowing the mast to be lowered by pivoting when passing under bridges.

Origin

early 19th century: perhaps from the northern English dialect verb lutch 'lift', or an alteration of latchet.

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