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Changing from one tack to another by going through the wind (see also gybe).
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Connects two parts roughly at right angles, e.g. deck beams to frames.
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Cause a ship to be stationary by arranging the sails.
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Certified for, and capable of, safely sailing at sea.
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Chain connecting the ship to the anchor.
Industry:Boat
Cannon balls linked with chain used to damage rigging and masts.
Industry:Boat
Canvas sheets, slung from the deckhead in messdecks, in which seamen slept. "Lash up and stow" a piped command to tie up hammocks and stow them (typically) in racks inboard of the ship's side to protect crew from splinters from shot and provide a ready means of preventing flooding caused by damage.
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Beginning construction in a shipyard.
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bend over the barrel of a gun for punitive beating with a cane or cat
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Body of law that deals with maritime cases. In the UK administered by the Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division of the High Court of Justice or supreme court.
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