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Noun: becket  be-kit
  1. (nautical) a short line with an eye at one end and a knot at the other; used to secure loose items on a ship
Noun: Becket  be-kit
  1. (Roman Catholic Church) archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 to 1170; murdered following his opposition to Henry II's attempts to control the clergy (1118-1170)
    - Thomas a Becket, Saint Thomas a Becket, St. Thomas a Becket

Derived forms: beckets

Type of: archbishop, line, martyr, saint

Encyclopedia: Becket, Massachusetts