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GAFF to GANG

GANG-BOARD to GIMBALS
GANG-BOARD
GANGWAY
GARLAND
Shot-GARLAND
GARNET
GARBOARD-STREAK
GASKET
GAUNTLOPE
GEARS
GIMBALS

GIMBLETING to Fire-GRAPPLING

GRATINGS to GROUND-TACKLE

GROWING to GUTTER-LEDGE

GUY to GYBING


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Shot-GARLAND

Shot-GARLAND, (epitié, Fr.) a piece of timber nailed horizontally along the ship's side from one gun-port to another, and used to contain the round-shot ready for charging the great guns in battle. For this purpose it is furnished with several semi-globular cavities, corresponding to the size of the cannon-balls which it is employed to contain.


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