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Nautical Dictionary
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Selection from the Nautical Dictionary
Displacement
Weight of water a craft displaces when afloat.
Lanyard
Thin line holding gear in place. The lashing on the end of a shroud.
Centreline
The centre of the boat - from stern to bow.
Lug
Four-sided sail that goes forward as well as aft of the mast.
Daggerboard
Lifting keel that moves up and down through its case or trunk (instead of pivoting like a centreboard). A Mirror dinghy uses a daggerboard.
Spinnaker
Light parachute shaped head sail.
Bollard
Strong point for securing a rope. This may be ashore or on another vessel.
Cringle
Rope loop or eye formed in sail or net.
Aft
Toward the stern of a boat.
Warp
Strong rope used for anchoring.
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