Definition of Bumkin

1. n. A projecting beam or boom; as: (a) One projecting from each bow of a vessel, to haul the fore tack to, called a tack bumpkin. (b) One from each quarter, for the main-brace blocks, and called brace bumpkin. (c) A small outrigger over the stern of a boat, to extend the mizzen.



Definition of Bumkin

1. Noun. (nautical) A short outrigger projecting from the side of the aft part of a square-rigged sailing ship, used as an attachment point for a rope (brace) used to set a yard-arm at different angles to a mast so to allow the ship to sail at different angles to the wind. ¹

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Definition of Bumkin

1. a ship's spar [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bumkin

bumfluff
bumfodder
bumfs
bumfuzzle
bumfuzzled
bumfuzzles
bumfuzzling
bumhole
bumholes
bumiputra
bumiputras
bumkin (current term)
bumkins
bummalo
bummalos
bummaree
bummarees
bummed
bummed out
bummel
bummels
bummers
bummery
bummest
bummies

Literary usage of Bumkin

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1. The Kedge-anchor; Or, Young Sailors' Assistant: Or, Young Sailors' Assistant by William N. Brady (1864)
"bumkin-braces are now generally chain ; one is hooked to the bow, and two to the cutwater ; and set up with a lanyard rove through span-shackles in their ..."

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