Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A general term among mechanics for those pieces of timber in any machine which are double, and perfectly corresponding to each other. The projections at the throat-end of a gaff which embrace the mast are termed jaws. Also, the sides of a gun-carriage. (See BRACKETS.) Also, the sides of a block. Also, an old soubriquet for a marine, derived from a rough pun on his uniform in olden days.
Pieces of compass-timber on the ship's bows, for the security of the beak-head, or knee of the head, whence the term head-knee. Two pieces of timber fitted on each side of a mast, from beneath the hounds and its uppermost end. Also, the circular pieces on the aft-side of the carrick-bitts.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
In the construction of artillery-carriages, are the parts between which the piece is placed and upon which the trunnions are supported. See Ordnance, Carriages for, Nomenclature of Artillery Carriage.
The numerical value of cheeks in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of cheeks in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6