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thimble

Edited by I. C. B. Dear and Peter Kemp

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

Second edition

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199205684
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191727504
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a circular or heart-shaped ring, usually of iron or aluminium, grooved on the outside to receive a rope which is

Reference Entry.  43 words. 

Subjects: Maritime History

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