Meaning of davit

dav•it

Pronunciation: (dav'it, dā'vit), [key]
— n.
  1. any of various cranelike devices used singly or in pairs for supporting, raising, and lowering esp. boats, anchors, and cargo over a hatchway or side of a ship.
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