Cat's'-paw` noun 1. (Nautical) (a)
A light transitory air which ruffles the surface of the water during a calm, or the ripples made by such a puff of air. (b)
A particular hitch or turn in the bight of a rope, into which a tackle may be hooked. 2.
A dupe; a tool;
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