Selection from the Nautical Dictionary
The right hand side of the boat.
Turn away from the wind. A wind change clockwise. To veer a cable is to let it out more.
Boat rigged with a single sail.
Strong rope used for anchoring.
A nautically specialized map.
Toward the stern of a 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.
An aft corner of a triangular sail.
Pulley wheel over which a rope passes.
A very small sail, used in heavy weather instead of a mainsail.