Definitions for kentledgeˈkɛnt lɪdʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

kent•ledgeˈkɛnt lɪdʒ(n.)

  1. scrap metal or pig iron used as ballast.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

Origin of kentledge:

1600–10; orig. uncert.

Wiktionary

  1. kentledge(Noun)

    Weights (often scrap or pig iron) used as permanent ballast on ships.

  2. kentledge(Noun)

    A system of weights (usually concrete or cast-iron blocks) used for load-testing piled foundations.

  3. Origin: From quintelage

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kentledge(noun)

    pigs of iron used for ballast

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