Kev"el (?), n. [Prov. E. kevil, cavel, rod, pole, a large hammer, horse's bit; cf. Icel. kefli cylinder, a stick, mangle, and Dan. kievle a roller.]

1. Naut.

A strong cleat to which large ropes are belayed.

2.

A stone mason's hammer.

[Written also cavil.]

Kevel head Naut., a projecting end of a timber, used as a kevel.

 

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Kev"el, Kev"in (?), n. Zool.

The gazelle.

 

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