Definition of lewis in English:

lewis

noun

  • A steel device for gripping heavy blocks of stone or concrete for lifting, consisting of three pieces arranged to form a dovetail, the outside pieces being fixed in a dovetail mortise by the insertion of the middle piece.

Origin

Late Middle English: probably from Old French lous, plural of lou(p) ‘wolf’, the name of a kind of siege engine.

Pronunciation

lewis

/ˈlo͞owəs//ˈluwəs/