Definition of becket in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbekət/


A loop of rope or similar device for securing loose items on a ship.
Example sentences
  • As worn as they are, the beckets were excellently done and probably would still pick up a loaded chest!
  • Hereafter you can see, in photographs, the process of the making of the beckets which were once made by the late captain.
  • The significant value of this chest is its decorative, unusually large, oversize beckets done in sailor macramé.


Early 18th century: of unknown origin.

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Syllabification: beck·et

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