One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Zoology a plate adjacent to or covering the eye, as a scale of a reptile or a sclerite of an arthropod (now rare).
2Chiefly Nautical a small metal plate with a hole through it or (more often) a loop protruding from its surface.
Early 19th century.
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