Chips. Nickname for a ship's carpenter. Chocks
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Nickname for a ship's carpenter.
Shaped pieces of wood on which various items rest and are secured. Of capstan,
are wooden blocks
at top and bottom of drum
, that house wooden whelps.
Chock a Block.
Said of a purchase when
two blocks are close together
, and further hauling is impossible. Also called 'Two blocks'.
Choke a Luff.
To prevent a tackle walking back by passing a bight of the fall between a sheave
and the rope rove through it
, and on that side of sheave where rope would go into block if walking back.
Infectious disease of Eastern origin. Marked by diarrhoea, cramp, vomiting and drying of tissues.
Merchant's mark on goods. Indicates grade and other particulars.
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