Seg vs Skeg - What's the difference?

seg | skeg |


As nouns the difference between seg and skeg

is that seg is a man; warrior; hero while skeg is a fin-like structure to the rear of the keel of a vessel that supports the rudder and protects a propeller.

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seg

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) segge, from (etyl) .

Alternative forms

* (l) (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (archaic) A man; warrior; hero.
  • A man; fellow.
  • Etymology 2

    Probably from the root of (etyl) (lena) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (UK, Scotland, dialect) A castrated bull.
  • (Halliwell)
    (Webster 1913)

    Etymology 3

    Short for (segregation).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Segregation
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    Etymology 4

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A metal stud or plate fixed to the sole or heel of a shoe to prevent excessive wear. Also known as a blakey.
  • (dialect) A callus, an area of hardened skin.
  • Etymology 5

    See sedge.

    Noun

  • sedge
  • gladen, or other species of Iris
  • (Prior)

    Anagrams

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    skeg

    English

    (wikipedia skeg)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (nautical) A fin-like structure to the rear of the keel of a vessel that supports the rudder and protects a propeller.
  • (nautical) A similar construction on a boat that acts as a keel.
  • A fin that serves to stabilize a surfboard.
  • (obsolete) A sort of wild plum.
  • (Holland)
  • (obsolete) A kind of oat.
  • * 1842 , Cuthbert William Johnson, The farmer's encyclop√¶dia, and dictionary of rural affairs
  • SKEGS . A kind of oat, sometimes cultivated as a crop in Nottinghamshire. It is the Avena stipiformis of Linnaeus.
  • (Australia, slang) A surfer; a person who leads a surfing lifestyle.
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