davit

[n] - a crane-like device (usually one of a pair) for suspending or lowering equipment (as a lifeboat)
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Davit

Dav'it noun [ Confer French davier forceps, davit, cooper's instrument, German david davit; all probably from the proper name David .] (Nautical) (a) 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 i...
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davit

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; called also the fish davit. ... Curved arms of timber or iron, projecting over a ship's side of stern, having tackle to raise or lower a boat, swing it in on deck, rig it out for lowering, etc.; called ...
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davit

noun a crane-like device (usually one of a pair) for suspending or lowering equipment (as a lifeboat)
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Davit

• (n.) 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; -- called also the fish davit. • (n.) Curved arms of timber or iron, projecting over a ship`s side of stern, having tackle to raise or lower a boat, swing it in on deck, rig it out for ...
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Davit

A davit is a system that is used to lower an emergency lifeboat to the embarkation level to be boarded. The davit has falls (now made of wire, used to be made of manilla) that are used to lower the lifeboat into the water. Davits can also refer to single mechanical arms with a winch for lowering and raising spare parts onto a vessel. The maintaini...
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davit

device for hoisting and lowering a boat
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Davit

A shipboard device used in lowering and raising the ship's lifeboats or tenders. Stroll out onto you
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Davit

Curved or straight-arm crane for lifting, lowering, and storing ship's boats. Stern davits were at the stern and quarter davits were at the aft side of the ship.
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davit

A steel structure that hoist lifeboats over the side of the ship
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davit

device for hoisting and lowering a boat
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