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See also: Signals.
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A cloth (or similar) used as an aerofoil for propelling a boat along.
A bank of sand that a vessel may ground on.
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The device for moving the boat fore/aft.
Openings, for instance, to let air and light into lower decks.
Water barrel. Since the water barrel was a meeting place, the term was also used for gossip exchanged there.
A type of powerboat design in which the stern is lower than the rest of the hull and is designed to be in the water, while the front portion of the hull is designed to hydroplane.
Same as semi-displacement.
A fitting in the hull bottom that contains the propeller shaft.
Generally referred to a three-masted vessel. Also, to attach or erect.
Rigging that prevents masts from moving from side to side.
Blocks and ropes on either side of gun to help swivel it from side to side.
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A blade attached vertically to the hull that extends below the waterline to keep the boat from skidding during a turn.
An aerodynamic device mounted on or just forward of the ram wing to create a slot effect.
The gap between a slat and the ram wing's leading edge.
A lessening of turbulence over an airfoil caused by airflow through a small opening.
Greasy residue from boiling salt beef or salt pork. Used as lubricant.
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Sound Navigation And Ranging - underwater search device.
Slang term for "empty".
Lowest sail on mizzenmast; rigged somewhat fore and aft (between boom and gaff), rather than the general crossways arrangement of the rest of the sails.
General term for masts and yards, or any long wooden member such as bowsprit. A structural member that attaches the sponsons or canoe to the main hull, or a brace between the sponsons.
Small but fast boat usually used for leisure purposes.
An aerodynamic device that decreases speed by interfering with airflow.
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An aerodynamic device that reduces lift. On a hydroplane, it may be an air dam beneath the bow or a speed brake mounted above the hull.
A pontoon-like hull, or portion of a hull, that provides lift. A three-point hydroplane has two sponsons, one each side of the main hull.
A rail that runs the length of the boat designed to stop the spray falling on the deck.
Yard attached to bowsprit.
The noise the anchor makes when it hits the water.
Device that adds stability when a vesel is at speed.
Rigging which mechanically supports the masts.
When standing facing direction of vessel travel, the right hand side.
Standing rigging that prevents fore-and-aft movement of the masts.
Extra sails fitted to the stays without the addition of a yard.
Bending wood using steam or water and a hot tool.
Vessel powered by steam.
Foremost part of a ship's hull.
The rear of the boat.
The basic form of the straight bow:
See also: Bow.
To lower the flag, to surrender. "Nailing the colours to the mast" would prevent this, of course.
Any brace or support, but most commonly the support for the propeller shaft's rear bearing.
Extra sails added at the far end of the yards, on the studdingsail boom.
Extra length of yard attached at the end of a yard.
See: Shaft Log.
A vessel capable of travelling under water. Also meaning underwater.
Bridge etc which rises above the ship's main structure.
A very large tanker.
To hoist up or down using ropes and slings.
Small cannon attached to rail via a swivel mounting.