||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
GOOGINGSGOOGINGS, (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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