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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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To fall ABOARD

To fall ABOARD of (aborder, Fr.) to strike or encounter another ship, when one or both are in motion; to be driven upon a ship by the force of the wind or current. ABOARD-main-tack! (amure la grande voile! Fr.) the order to draw the main-tack, i. e. the lower corner of the main-sail, down to the chess-tree. See CHESS-TREE.


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