cat's-paw or cats·paw [ kats-paw ]
1. a person used to serve the purposes of another; tool.
a. a hitch made in the bight of a rope so that two eyes are formed to hold the hook of one block of a tackle.
b. a light breeze that ruffles the surface of the water over a comparatively small area.
c. the small area ruffled by such a breeze.
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Origin: First recorded in 1650–60
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