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Answer for the clue "Punishments at sea", 8 letters:
lashings

Alternative clues for the word lashings

A large number or amount

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Word definitions for lashings in dictionaries

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 (plural of lashing English). 2 (context informal, UK English) Lots; a great amount (usually followed by ''of'').

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. a large number or amount; "made lots of new friends"; "she amassed a mountain of newspapers" [syn: tons , dozens , heaps , lots , mountain , piles , scores , stacks , loads , rafts , slews , wads , oodles , gobs , scads ]

Usage examples of lashings.

I saw how the new lashings were being put on, and I was quite ready to agree with Hanssen that they would do the work.

They are lashings for four cases, and they will hardly take more than that on a sledge.

In order to keep the lashings pliable while they were being put on, they used a Primus lamp on a stone close to where they were working.

I assumed that if these were securely lashed together, and the lashings covered with leather, they would make as strong a handle as one could expect to get.

Three strong lashings were put on each handle, and these again were covered with leather.

A man would have to go down on the rope, cast off the lashings of the cases, and attach them again for drawing up.

They then went for the fixed lashings of the sledges, and -- if we had allowed it -- would very quickly have resolved the various sledges into their component parts.

Three times he slammed the weight against the port, denting the metal before the lashings broke and the stone fell to one side.