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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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GASKET

GASKET, (garcet, Fr.) a sort of platted cord fastened to the sail-yards of a ship, and used to furl or tie up the sail firmly to the yard. This is performed by wrapping the gasket round the yard and sail six or seven times, the turns being at a competent distance from each other.


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