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HAGS TEETH or HAKES TRETH to HANKS

HARBOUR to HAWSE
HARBOUR
HARD-A-LEE
HARD-A-WEATHER
HARPINS
Cat-HARPINS
HARPOON
HATCH or HATCHWAY
To HAUL
To HAUL the wind
HAWSE

HAWSE-HOLES to HEAD-ROPE

HEAD-SAILS to HEAVING-out

HEAVING-short to HIGH AND DRY

HIGH WATER to Fore-HOLD

HOLD to HORSE

HOUNDS to HURRICANE


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HATCH or HATCHWAY

HATCH, or HATCHWAY, (ecoutille, Fr.) a square or oblong opening in the deck of a ship, of which there are several, forming the passages from one deck to another, and into the hold, or lower apartments. See the DECK, plate III. where A represents the main-hatchway of the lower deck; N N, the fore-hatchway; and O O, the after-hatchway.

Plate III

Plate III

There are likewise hatches of a smaller kind, called scuttles. See U U in the same figure, as also the article SCUTTLE.

HATCHES is also, although improperly, a name applied by sailors to the covers or lids of the hatchways.


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