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Word of the Day 08/26/19 Cat's-Paw

Cat's-Paw (noun)
cat's-paw or cats·paw [ kats-paw ]


noun
1. a person used to serve the purposes of another; tool.
2. Nautical.
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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