Definition of Davits
1. Noun. (plural of davit) ¹
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Definition of Davits
1. davit [n] - See also: davit
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Literary usage of Davits
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects by Royal Institution of Naval Architects (1876)
"BEFORE describing a new form of boats' davits, I will make a few remarks concerning ... They do not hang externally from the davits, but are swung inboard, ..."
2. Practical Shipbuilding: A Treatise on the Structural Design and Building of by A. Campbell Holms (1918)
"LIFEBOATS AND davits, INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE SAFETY OF LIFE AT SEA. Art. 478. In consequence of the loss of the Titanic in 1912, the principal ..."
3. Ships' Boats: Their Qualities, Construction, Equipment, and Launching Appliances by Ernest Walter Blocksidge (1920)
"Each set of davits must have a lifeboat of Class I. attached to it. ... The number of sets of davits need not exceed the number of boats required to ..."
4. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People by Chambers, W. and R., publ (1876)
"... and many live« nave from the davits ; it weighed, with the crew and the gear, nearly three tons ; nevertheless, this cutter, the davits to the water. ..."
5. Restituta; or, Titles, extracts, and characters of old books in English by Samuel Egerton Brydges, Egerton Brydges (1816)
"... may not excuse Mr. Warton, yet few people of decency will be pleased with this gross behaviour." 31. Miles davits. Tho. Pennant to W. Colt. Sept. 21, 1? ..."
6. The Life of Thomas Jefferson by Henry Stephens Randall (1858)
"... the Facts—Burr's Libel Suit against Cheetham—Bay»rd'i Affidavit—The Wager Suit between Gillespie and Smith—Bayard's and Smith's AS- davits—Burr's Agency ..."
7. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1808)
"... and davits 1807. /CONSIDERABLE notice was excited, though all investigation ^ seems to have been repressed, by the order of Lord Nelson to annul a ..."
8. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1887)
"... changed from the Republican side to the Fusion side. davits were being taken, and eases were gotten up for the purpose of throwing out Republican towns. ..."