- (n.) A vessel used on the Malabar coast, having two or three masts.
- (n.) A sudden grasp or seizure.
- (n.) An instrument for clutching objects for the purpose of raising them; -- specially applied to devices for withdrawing drills, etc., from artesian and other wells that are drilled, bored, or driven.
- (v. t. & i.) To gripe suddenly; to seize; to snatch; to clutch.