Pronunciation: (sē'zing), [key]
1. the act of a person or thing that seizes.
2. Naut.a means of binding or fastening together two objects, as two ropes, or parts of the same rope, by a number of longitudinal and transverse turns of marline, wire, or other small stuff.
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