1. (anatomy, now chiefly dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) The palm of the hand.
2. (anatomy, now chiefly dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) The hand, especially, the hand outspread and upturned.
3. (nautical, obsolete) A contrivance (apparently a paddle or an oar) used for altering the course of a ship.
4. (nautical) The after part of the bow of a ship where the sides begin to curve.
5. The spongy fibers of the fruit of a cucurbitaceous plant (Luffa aegyptiaca).