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PACKET or PACKET-BOAT to PARSLING

PARTING to PAYING-OFF

PAYING-OUT, or PAYING-AWAY to PILOT

PIN of a block to PLANKING
PIN of a block
PINK
PINNACE
PINTLES
PIRATE
PITCH
To PITCH the seams
PITCHING
PLANE
PLANKING

PLAT to POLE-MAST

Under bare POLES to PRAM or PRAME

PRATIC to PROP

PROTEST to PURSER


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PLANE

PLANE, a term used by shipwrights, implying the area, or imaginary surface, contained within any particular outlines. Thus the plane of elevation, plate I. exhibits a surface limited by the head before, by the stern abaft, by the keel below, and by the upper part of the vessel's side above. Thus the horizontal plane, in the same plate, is comprehended within the lines which describe the ship's greatest breadth and length; and thus also the plane of projection, represented likewise in plate I. circumscribes the greatest heighth and breadth of the same vessel.

Plate 1

Plate I


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