A heavy smooth-surfaced fitting usually located near the edge of the weather deck through which wire ropes or fiber hawsers may be led, usually to piers. Also one of several pieces of metal precisely fitted between machinery units and their foundations to assure alignment, also made by pouring plastic material in place. Also a small piece of plate fitted to one side of a plated structure opposite the landing of a structural member of the other side.
1. Block or wedge used under a wheel to prevent motion or to fill in space. 2. A block with two hornlike projections curving inward, through which a rope may be run. 3. Heavy metal fitting, which can be used to guide rope or cable