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ABACK to ADMIRAL of the fleet
ABACK
ABAFT
ABOARD
To fall ABOARD
ABOUT
ABOUT-SHIP!
ABREAST
ACORN
ADMIRAL
ADMIRAL of the fleet

Vice-ADMIRAL to AFTER-SAILS

AGENT-VICTUALLER to ALL'S WELL

ALL bands high to ANCHOR

To drag the ANCHORS to To fish the ANCHOR

To sheer the ship to her ANCHOR to Top-ARMOUR

ASHORE to AUGER

AWEIGH to AZIMUTH COMPASS


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ABAFT

ABAFT (arriere, Fr. abaftan, Sax, behind) the hinder part of a ship, or all those parts both within and without, which lie towards the stern, in opposition to afore; which see. ABAFT (arriere de, Fr.) is also used as a preposition, and signifies further aft, or nearer the stern; as, the barricade stands abaft the main-mast, i. e. behind it, or nearer the stern.


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