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