• A railing remark or reflection; a scoff; a taunt; a biting jest; a flout; a jibe; mockery.
  • (nautical) A gear; a tackle.
  • (nautical, in the plural) An assemblage or combination of tackles, for hoisting or lowering the yards of a ship.


  • (transitive, archaic) To mock; treat with mockery; to taunt; to flout.
  • (intransitive, jeer at) To utter sarcastic or mocking comments; to speak with mockery or derision; to use taunting language.

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