- 1A heavy stone used by small craft as an anchor.More example sentences
- Lobsters were fished at that time using ‘set lines’ which were run straight out from shore and anchored at each end with a killick, a homemade anchor fashioned of rocks, sticks, and rope.
- On the right, a killick, or home-made anchor using a specially selected killick-stone wedged into a natural-grown tree fork.
- 1.1A small anchor.More example sentences
- When we got round the horn my boys, we had some glorious days. And very soon our killick dropped in Valparaiso bay.
- 1.2British • Nautical slang A leading seaman.[so named because the leading seaman's badge bore the symbol of an anchor]More example sentences
- I seem to recall that one apprentice went ashore one Saturday afternoon with a killick he knew.
- I was the only Able Seaman on the course along with two killicks, two petty officers and four warrant officers.
mid 17th century: of unknown origin.
More definitions of killickDefinition of killick in:
- The US English dictionary