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GAFF to GANG

GANG-BOARD to GIMBALS

GIMBLETING to Fire-GRAPPLING
GIMBLETING
GIRT
GIRT-LINE
GONDOLA
GOOGINGS
GOOSE-NECK
GOOSE-WINGS
GORING
GRAPPLING
Fire-GRAPPLING

GRATINGS to GROUND-TACKLE

GROWING to GUTTER-LEDGE

GUY to GYBING


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GIRT-LINE

GIRT-LINE, (cartahu, Fr.) a rope passing through a single block, on the head of the lower masts, to hoist up the rigging thereof; as also the persons employed to place the rigging and cross-trees upon the mast-heads. The girt-line is therefore the first rope employed to rig a ship, and by means of this all the rest are drawn up and fixed; after which it is removed till the ship is to be unrigged.


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