Swifter


Swifter
Swifter Swift"er, n. [Cf. {Swivel}.] (Naut.) (a) A rope used to retain the bars of the capstan in their sockets while men are turning it. (b) A rope used to encircle a boat longitudinally, to strengthen and defend her sides. (c) The forward shroud of a lower mast. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.