Pinching and spasmodic pain in the intestines. (noun)
The piece of timber that terminates the keel at the fore end; the forefoot. (noun)
The compass or sharpness of a ship's stern under the water, having a tendency to make her keep a good wind. (noun)
An assemblage of ropes, dead-eyes, and hocks, fastened to ringbolts in the deck, to secure the boats when hoisted. (noun)
Examples of word gripe
My main gripe is that I pictured two women in my mind until just after a third of the way through the piece.
My main gripe is that the mobile sites are hosted at the wirenode. mobi domain, though I'd imagine it is possible to transport them over to your own servers too.
My main gripe is that, for some unknown reason, web pages now refuse to recognise that I have Shockwave and Java plugins installed on the browser.
I donâ€™t care what people watch and what they get into, my main gripe is I get this feeling that there are some smelly men in suits somewhere smirking at what they can get away with on TV, and counting themselves as avant guard and artistic.
Only gripe is I originally super glued washers every few inches on the wire as stops to keep the rods from sliding and tangling.