dav·it (dăvĭt, dāvĭt)
A small crane that projects over the side of a ship and is used to hoist boats, anchors, and cargo.
[Middle English daviot, from Norman French daviet, from Old French, cabinetmaker's cramp or clamp, from diminutive of Davi, David, cabinetmaker's cramp.]
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