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WAD to WARP
WAD
WAFT
WAIST
WAKE
WALE-KNOT or WALL-KNOT
WALE-REARED
WALES
WALL-SIDED
WALT
WARP

WASH to WATER-LINES

WATER-LOGGED to WAY of a ship

WEARING to WELL-ROOM

WHARF to WIND

WIND to WINDLASS

WINDSAIL to WRECK


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WAFT

WAFT, (berne,Fr.) a signal displayed from the stern of a ship for some particular purpose, by hoisting the ensign, furled up together into a long roll, to the head of its staff. It is particularly used to summon the boats off from the shore to the ship whereto they belong; or as a signal for a pilot to repair aboard. See SIGNAL.


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