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swifter

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  1. swifter(Verb)

    To tighten (e.g. slack standing rigging) by bringing the opposite shrouds nearer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Swifter(noun)

    a rope used to retain the bars of the capstan in their sockets while men are turning it

    Etymology: [Cf. Swivel.]

  2. Swifter(noun)

    a rope used to encircle a boat longitudinally, to strengthen and defend her sides

    Etymology: [Cf. Swivel.]

  3. Swifter(noun)

    the forward shroud of a lower mast

    Etymology: [Cf. Swivel.]

  4. Swifter(verb)

    to tighten, as slack standing rigging, by bringing the opposite shrouds nearer

    Etymology: [Cf. Swivel.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. swifter

    A strong rope, sometimes encircling a boat, about 9 inches below her gunwale, both to strengthen her and protect her in cases of collision. (See FENDERS.)

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How to say swifter in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of swifter in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of swifter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of swifter in a Sentence

  1. J. R. R. Tolkien:

    With hope or without hope we will follow the trail of our enemies. And woe to them, if we prove the swifter!

  2. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education.

  3. Richard Buckminster Fuller:

    By and large, I seem to have made more mistakes than any others of whom I know, but have learned thereby to make ever swifter acknowledgment of the errors and thereafter immediately set about to deal more effectively with the truths disclosed by the acknowledgment of erroneous assumptions.

  4. John F. Kennedy:

    Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.

  5. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundemental resource.

Images & Illustrations of swifter

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