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PACKET or PACKET-BOAT to PARSLING

PARTING to PAYING-OFF

PAYING-OUT, or PAYING-AWAY to PILOT
PAYING-OUT, or PAYING-AWAY
PEAK, or PEEK
PEEK-HALIARDS
PEN
PENDENT
PERIAGUA
PIER
PILLAGE
PILLOW
PILOT

PIN of a block to PLANKING

PLAT to POLE-MAST

Under bare POLES to PRAM or PRAME

PRATIC to PROP

PROTEST to PURSER


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PEAK, or PEEK

PEAK, or PEEK, a name given to the upper-corner of all those sails which are extended by a gaff, or by a yard which crosses the mast obliquely, as the mizen-yard of a ship, the main-yard of a bilander, &c. The upper extremity of those yards and gaffs are also denominated the peak.


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