leg, fall, pivot, pegleg, wooden leg, stick, rowlock, oarlock, flag, nog, peg, tholepin, bowling pin, pin tumbler, pin.
Came the creak of tackle, the thud of iron upon steel- then a silence- then a rattle of oars in thole-
pins- then a clear hail from the darkness: " All's well, Captain Merrithew!"
Alongside the steamer was moored a sailing- boat with two masts, but provided also with thole-
pins, and sweeps for rowing.
He had lost his oar; somehow it slipped off between the thole-
pins, and in his weakness he forgot to cry out that 'twas gone.