kentledge definition

  • noun:
    • Nautical Pig iron used as permanent ballast.
    • Weights (usually scrap or pig-iron) used as permanent ballast on boats.
    • A system of loads (usually concrete or cast-iron blocks) utilized for load-testing piled foundations.
    • Pigs of iron used for ballast.
    • Nautical, pig-iron laid into the hold of a ship for ballast. Also kintledge.
    • inside Uk service, condemned shot, shell, and comparable unserviceable articles.

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