Fake (?), n. [Cf. Scot. faik fold, stratum of stone, AS. faec space, interval, G. fach compartment, partition, row, and E. fay to fit.] Naut.

One of the circles or windings of a cable or hawser, as it lies in a coil; a single turn or coil.


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Fake, v. t. Naut.

To coil (a rope, line, or hawser), by winding alternately in opposite directions, in layers usually of zigzag or figure of eight form,, to prevent twisting when running out.

Faking box, a box in which a long rope is faked; used in the life-saving service for a line attached to a shot.


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Fake, v. t. [Cf. Gael. faigh to get, acquire, reach, or OD. facken to catch or gripe.] [Slang in all its senses.]


To cheat; to swindle; to steal; to rob.


To make; to construct; to do.


To manipulate fraudulently, so as to make an object appear better or other than it really is; as, to fake a bulldog, by burning his upper lip and thus artificially shortening it.


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Fake, n.

A trick; a swindle.



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