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Nautical Dictionary
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Selection from the Nautical Dictionary
Starboard Side
The right hand side of the boat.
Pulpit
Metal tubular guard rail at the bow.
Lug
Four-sided sail that goes forward as well as aft of the mast.
Rudder
The underwater, movable plate used for steering, and for providing resistance to sideways motion caused by waves and wind. Controlled by the person at the helm using a tiller or steering wheel.
Stays
Wires supporting the mast - fore and aft.
Cuddy
Shelter on a boat not large enough to be a cabin.
Quarter
Direction between astern and abeam is 'on the quarter' (the corner between the gunwhale and the transom on each side).
Chart
A nautically specialized map.
Mizzen
The sail set on the second (aftermost, or rear) mast - as on a ketch.
Genoa
Large jib sail with considerable overlap on the mainsail.
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