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1 The athwartships curve of a ship's deck, usually giving a fall towards the sides of a quarter of an inch (6.35 mm) to each foot (30.5 cm).

2 A small enclosed dock in a dockyard in which timber for masts and yards was kept to weather and pickle in salt water, and used also to provide a shelter for small boats. In the USA such a dock was known as a cob or cobb dock.

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