Selection from the Nautical Dictionary
A nautical term for speed: one nautical mile per hour. Also a term indicating a method used to tie a line.
Wires supporting the mast - fore and aft.
A spar (a wooden or metal pole) attached to the mast at a right angle, used to support the foot of a sail.
A boat that has the right-of-way over the give-way vessel. It must maintain its course and speed.
How a boat floats, its attitude.
Towards the direction from which the wind is blowing.
Four-sided sail that goes forward as well as aft of the mast.
Floating without any means of propulsion and without mooring.
Sailing before the wind with the jib held out to the opposite side of the mainsail.