Definition of Selvagee

1. n. A skein or hank of rope yarns wound round with yarns or marline, -- used for stoppers, straps, etc.



Definition of Selvagee

1. Noun. (nautical) A skein or hank of rope yarns wound round with yarns or marline, used for stoppers, straps, etc. ¹

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Definition of Selvagee

1. a marked hank of rope [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Selvagee

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sels
selsyn
selsyns
selters water
seltzer
seltzer bottle
seltzer water
seltzer waters
seltzers
seltzogene
seltzogenes
selva
selvage
selvaged
selvagee (current term)
selvagees
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selvaging
selvas
selvedge
selvedged
selvedges
selves
selwynite
sely
semaeostomata
semagram
semagrams

Literary usage of Selvagee

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1. White-Jacket: Or, The World in a Man-of-war by Herman Melville (1892)
"One of these two quarter-deck lords went among the sailors by a name of their own devising—selvagee. Of course, it was intended to be characteristic ..."

2. Yachts and Yachting: Being a Treatise on Building, Sparring, Canvassing by William Cooper (1873)
"An improved selvagee strap board (Fig. 50 Plate,) may be constructed according to the ... selvagee straps are usually covered with canvas, or brown leather, ..."

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