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WAD to 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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WORKING to windward
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WORKING to windward

WORKING to windward, the operation by which a ship endeavours to make a progress against the wind. See BEATING, PLYING, TURNING and TACKING.


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