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Nautical Terms


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Nautical Terms (continued)

ends by two frames of wood, placed on the opposite sides of the deck near the fore-mast, and is turned about as upon an axis, by levers called handspecs which are for this purpose thrust into holes bored through the body of the machine.

WOOLDING, the act of winding a piece of rope about a mast or yard, to support it in a place where it may have been fished or scarfed; or when it is composed of several pieces united into one solid.


YARD, a long piece of timber suspended upon the masts of a ship, to extend the sails to the wind.

YAW, the movement by which a ship deviates from the line of her course towards the right or left in steering.

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