Nautical words



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Bull's Eye Cringle. Bull's eye with one large hole in centre; someĀ­times used in tack or leech of sail.

Bull's Nose. Masonry; with rounded front on outward side, between dock entrances.

Bullwanger. Small strop on yard arm through which a lashing is rove to keep head cringle of a sail in place.

Bulwarks. Plating or wooden erections around outboard edge of upper deck to protect deck from entry of sea.

Bumboat. Shore boat that comes alongside ships in harbour with provisions for retail sale.



Bumping. Name given to the intermittent touching of the ground by a vessel in shoal water.

Bumpkins. Small booms projecting on either side of bows, to which the fore tacks are hauled down.


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