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pēhanga kōhatu

1. (noun) ballast of rocks - heavy material placed in a ship or car of a balloon, etc. to secure stability.

Ko te 'Roihe', he kata, 25 tana, Kāpene Hoina, nō Ahuriri, he pēhanga kōhatu (TKM.MM 30/4/1860:7). / The 'Rose', a cutter, 25 tons, Captain Joiner, from Napier, in ballast.

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Synonyms: tao waka, pēhi

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