||William Falconer's Dictionary of the Marine
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HAGS TEETH or HAKES TRETH to HANKS
HARBOUR to HAWSE
HAWSE-HOLES to HEAD-ROPE
HEAD of the Ship
By the HEAD
HEAD-SAILS to HEAVING-out
HEAVING-short to HIGH AND DRY
HIGH WATER to Fore-HOLD
HOLD to HORSE
HOUNDS to HURRICANE
HEAD of the ShipHEAD, (avant, Fr.) is also used, in a more enlarged sense, to signify the whole front or fore-part of the ship, including the bows on each side: the head therefore opens the column of water through which the ship- passes when advancing. Hence we say, head-sails, head-sea, head-way, &c.
Thus fig. 10. plate IV. represents one side of the fore-part, or head of a seventy-four gun ship, together with part of the bow, keel, and gunnel. The names of the several pieces, exhibited therein, are as follow:
k k These dotted lines represent the thickness and descent of the different decks from the fore-part of the ship towards the middle. The lowest of the three dotted lines l expresses the convexity of the beams, or the difference between the heighth of the deck in the middle of it's breadth, and at the ship's side. This is also exhibited more clearly in the midship-frame, where the real curve of the beam is delineated.
Fig. ii. represents a head-view of a ship, with the projection of her principal timbers, and all her planks laid on one side. This figure corresponds to that of the elevation, plate I. and the stem-view, fig. 2. plate X.
© Derived from Thomas Cadell's new corrected edition, London: 1780, page 147, 2004
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