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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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GOOGINGS

GOOGINGS, (femelles, Fr.) certain clamps of iron bolted on the sternpost of a ship, whereon to hang the rudder, and keep it steady; for which purpose there is a hole in each of them, to receive a correspondent spindle bolted on the back of the rudder, which turns thereby as upon hinges.

There are generally four, five, or fix googings on a ship's stern-post and rudder, according to her size, and upon these the rudder is supported, and traverses from side to side as upon an axis. See HELM.


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