||William Falconer's Dictionary of the Marine
Table of Contents
To LABOUR to LAND-FALL
LAND-LOCKED to LASHING
LATEEN-SAIL to LEE-SIDE
LAYING THE LAND
LEEWARD-SHIP to LIE ALONG
LIE TO to LIMBER-BOARDS
LIMBER-ROPE to LOG-BOOK
LONG-BOAT to LUFF
LUFF-TACKLE to LYING-TO in a storm
LEAKLEAK, a chink or breach in the decks, sides, or bottom of a ship, through which the water passes into her hull. When a leak first commences, the vessel is said to have sprung a leak.
LEAKYLEAKY, the state of a ship when abounding with leaks.
LEDGESLEDGES, (barotins, Fr.) certain small pieces of timber placed athwartships, under the decks of a ship, in the intervals between the beams, as exhibited in the representation of the deck, plate III.
LEDGELEDGE is also a long ridge of rocks, near the surface of the sea.
© Derived from Thomas Cadell's new corrected edition, London: 1780, page 176, 2004
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