What does Bumkin mean?

Bumkin meaning in General Dictionary

A projecting ray or boom as a single projecting from each bow of a vessel to haul the fore-tack to known as a tack bumpkin b One from each quarter for the main brace obstructs and labeled as brace bumpkin c a tiny outrigger throughout the stern of a boat to extend the mizzen

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  • A projecting beam or increase; because: (a) One projecting from each bow of a vessel, to carry the fore-tack to, called a tack bumpkin. (b) One from each one-fourth, when it comes to main-brace blocks, and called brace bumpkin. (c) A small outrigger throughout the stern of a watercraft, to give the mizzen.

Bumkin meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A projecting beam or growth; as: (a) One projecting from each bow of a vessel, to carry the fore tack to, called a tack bumpkin. (b) One from each one-fourth, for the main-brace blocks, and called support bumpkin. (c) A small outrigger over the stern of a boat, to give the mizzen.