cat's-paw definition

  • noun:
    • someone used by another as a dupe or device.
    • A light snap that ruffles little areas of a water area.
    • Nautical A knot created by turning a section of line to form two adjacent eyes by which a hook is passed, found in hoisting.
    • A pawn or dupe; somebody who has been unwittingly tricked into acting in another's interest.
    • A knot of a certain kind resembling a lark’s-foot hitch; see cat's-paw for lots more step-by-step information.
    • a piece of cake that ruffles patches of a water surface.
    • a tiny crowbar.
    • A light transitory air which ruffles the surface of the liquid during a calm, or the ripples produced by such a puff of environment.
    • a certain hitch or turn in the bight of a rope, into which a tackle may be hooked.
    • A dupe; something; person who, or that which, is used by another as a guitar to a accomplish his functions.
    • Naut:
    • A light atmosphere understood in a calm by hook rippling associated with surface associated with liquid.
    • A peculiar twist or hitch in bight of a rope, meant to hook a tackle on.
    • One whom another makes use of to achieve his styles; people employed by another to serve their purposes and bear the effects of their functions; a dupe: because, which will make people one's cat's paw.
    • In botany, identical to cat's foot.
    • In bookbinding, the mark made from the covers or edges of a book by a sponge containing shade or staining substance.
    • someone employed by another to gain an end
    • a hitch in the exact middle of rope which has had two-eyes into which tackle is addicted

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