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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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ATHWART the fore-foot

ATHWART the fore-foot, a phrase employed to denote the flight of a cannon ball, as fired from one ship across the line of another's course, to intercept the latter, and compel her to shorten sail till the former approaches near enough to examine her. The fore-foot is the lower part of the stem; so that the shot flying across it is said to be fired athwart the fore-foot.


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