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  1. (nautical) A spar formerly used on board of ships, as a crane to hoist the flukes of the anchor to the top of the bow, without injuring the sides of the ship.
  2. (nautical) Either of a pair of cast iron cranes, fitted with blocks and tackles, placed along both sides of a passenger liner from which the lifeboats are slung

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