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ABACK to 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
To sheer the ship to her ANCHOR
To shoe the ANCHOR
To weigh the ANCHOR
ANCHOR-ground
AN-END
APEEK
APRON
Naval ARCHITECTURE
ARMED-SHIP
Top-ARMOUR

ASHORE to AUGER

AWEIGH to AZIMUTH COMPASS


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APEEK

APEEK (àpique, Fr.) perpendicular to the anchor; a ship is said to be in this situation, when the cable is drawn so tight into the bow as to bring her directly over the anchor, so that the cable bears right down from the ship's stem.


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