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WAD to WARP

WASH to WATER-LINES
WASH
WASH-BOARD
WATCH
WATCH-GLASSES
WATER-BOARDS
WATER-BORNE
Dead-WATER
Foul-WATER
High-WATER
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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WASH-BOARD

WASH-BOARD, a broad thin plank fixed occasionally on the top of a boat's side, so as to continue the heighth thereof, and be removed at pleasure. It is used to prevent the sea from breaking into the vessel, particularly when the surface is rough, as in tempestuous weather.


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