Definition of lewis in English:

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lewis

Pronunciation: /ˈlo͞owəs/

noun

A steel device for gripping heavy blocks of stone or concrete for lifting, consisting of three pieces arranged to form a dovetail, the outside pieces being fixed in a dovetail mortise by the insertion of the middle piece.

Origin

Late Middle English: probably from Old French lous, plural of lou(p) 'wolf', the name of a kind of siege engine.

Words that rhyme with lewis

Lewes

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Syllabification: lew·is

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