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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

ASHORE to AUGER
ASHORE
ASTERN
ATHWART
ATHWART-HAWSE
ATHWART the fore-foot
ATHWART-SHIPS
ATRIP
AVAST
AVERAGE
AUGER

AWEIGH to AZIMUTH COMPASS


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ASTERN

ASTERN (au derriere, Fr. from a and steorn, Sax.) any distance behind a ship, as opposed to a-head, which is before her. Thus, when south is a-head, or on the line to which the stem is directed, north will be astern.


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