cap, capstan, cat head, cat's paw, chains, chess-tree, clew garnet, club hauling, coaming, conning the ship, cut water,etc...

Slipping the cable

unsplicing it within, a buoy and buoy-rope having been previously affixed to it, to show where the ship has left her anchor.

Lasking course

is when a ship steers in a slanting or oblique direction towards another.

Cat's paw

a light air perceived by its effects on the water, but not durable.

Chains, or channels

of a ship, those strong projections from the sides below the quarterdeck and forecastle ports, in large ships, but above the guns in small ones, to which the shrouds or rigging of each of the lowermasts are secured, by means of wooden blocks, or deadeyes, strongly chained and bolted to the ship's side.


a piece of wood bolted perpendicularly on each side of the ship near the gangway, to confine the clew of the mainsail for which purpose there is a hole in the upper part, through which the tack passes, that extends the clew of the sail to windward.


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