||William Falconer's Dictionary of the Marine
Table of Contents
QUADRANT to QUARTER-MASTER
QUARTER-NETTING to QUOIN
QUARTER-RAILSQUARTER-RAILS, are narrow-moulded planks, generally of fir, reaching from the top of the stern to the gangway. They are supported by stanchions, and serve as a fence to the quarter-deck, to prevent the men from tumbling into the sea by the rolling of the ship, particularly in small vessels.
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