||William Falconer's Dictionary of the Marine
Table of Contents
GAFF to GANG
GANG-BOARD to GIMBALS
GIMBLETING to Fire-GRAPPLING
GRATINGS to GROUND-TACKLE
GROWING to GUTTER-LEDGE
GUY to GYBING
GARNETGARNET, (garant, Fr.) a sort of tackle fixed to the main-stay of a merchant ship, and used to hoist in and out the goods of which the cargo is composed.
GARNET is also a small tackle fastened to the clues or lower corners of the main-sail or fore-sail, for the purpose of trussing up those sails, as occasion requires; and hence it is called CLUE-GARNET, which see.
© Derived from Thomas Cadell's new corrected edition, London: 1780, page 138, 2004
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