Selection from the Nautical Dictionary
The assembly of the boat.
Concerns sails - the ratio of height to the length. A narrow but tall sail has a high aspect ratio, and a wide but shorter sail has a low aspect ratio.
Part of a rudder hinge with a hole to take the pintle.
Any sail located in front of the main mast.
A thick post supporting or mooring a dock or pier. It is deep inside the seabed and projects above the water level.
The wires holding the mast at the sides.
Shelter on a boat not large enough to be a cabin.
Weight of water a craft displaces when afloat.
Direction between astern and abeam is 'on the quarter' (the corner between the gunwhale and the transom on each side).