PreviousNext
Page 1035
Previous/Next Page
William Falconer's Dictionary of the MarineReference Works
----------
Table of Contents

R

RABBET to RAISING a purchase

RAKE to RATES
RAKE
RAKING a ship
RANGE
RATES

RATES to To REEVE

RECKONING to RHOMB-LINE

RIBBANDS to RIGGING-OUT a boom

RIGHTING to ROBANDS, or ROPE BANDS

ROGUES-YARN to ROUND-HOUSE

ROUNDING to ROYAL

RUDDER to RUNNING-RIGGING


Search

Contact us
RAKE to RATES

RAKE

RAKE, the projection of the upper parts of a ship at the heighth of the item, (claucement, Fr.) and stern, (queue, Fr.) beyond the extremities of the keel. Thus if a plummet be hung from the top of a ship's stern, so as to be level with the continuation of the keel, the distance between the after end of the keel and the plummet will be the length of the rake abaft, or the rake of the stern.


Previous Page Reference Works Next Page


© Derived from Thomas Cadell's new corrected edition, London: 1780, page 230, 2004
Published by South Seas, using the Web Academic Resource Publisher
To cite this page use: http://nla.gov.au/nla.cs-ss-refs-falc-1035