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ABACK to ADMIRAL of the fleet

Vice-ADMIRAL to AFTER-SAILS

AGENT-VICTUALLER to ALL'S WELL
AGENT-VICTUALLER
AGROUND
AHEAD
To run AHEAD
Line AHEAD
A-HULL
AIM
ALEE
ALL in the wind
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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AIM

AIM, the direction of a cannon, or other fire-arm, to its object, or the point to which it is directed; whence,

To take AIM (prendre sa mire, from esmer, Fr.) is to point a gun to it's object according to the point-blank range. See CANNON and RANGE.


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