Meaning and Origin
What does the name Becket mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.
User Submitted Origins
- [Naut] A small grommet, or a ring or loop of rope or metal for holding things in position, as spars, ropes, etc.; also a bracket, a pocket, or a handle made of rope.
- A spade for digging turf.(Prov. Eng)
Etymology: Cf. D. bek beak, and E. beak
- (nautical) a short line with an eye at one end and a knot at the other; used to secure loose items on a ship
- (Roman Catholic Church) archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 to 1170; murdered following his opposition to Henry II's attempts to control the clergy (1118-1170)
Compare Dutch bek (“beak”) beak, and English beak.
- (nautical) A short piece of rope spliced to form a circle
- (nautical) A loop of rope with a knot at one end to catch in an eye at the other end. Used to secure oars etc. at their place.
- (sewing) A loop of thread, typically braided, attached at each end to a jacket. Used to pass through the brooch bar of medals to affix them to the jacket without damaging it.
- (nautical) The clevis of a pulley block.
- An eye in the end of a rope.
- (nautical, slang) A pocket in clothing.
- A method of joining fabric, for example the doors of a tent, by interlacing loops of cord (beckets) through eyelet holes and adjacent loops.
- (Britain, dialect) A spade for digging turf.