Bumkin

Bum"kin

(), n. [Boom a beam + -kin. See Bumpkin.] (Naut.) A projecting beam or boom; as: (a) One projecting from each bow of a vessel, to haul the fore tack to, called a tack bumpkin. (b) One from each quarter, for the main-brace blocks, and called brace bumpkin. (c) A small outrigger over the stern of a boat, to extend the mizzen.
[Written also boomkin.]

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Bum"ma*lo

(), n. [Native name.] (Zol.) A small marine Asiatic fish (Saurus ophidon) used in India as a relish; -- called also Bombay duck.
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