Nautical words



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Console Bracket. Light ornamental work at fore end of quarter gallery of olden ships.

Constant 95 Contraction of



Constant. Factor that is invariable in a variable quantity or value. A 'Tidal Constant'.

Constant Bearing. Bearing that does not change although ship is moving. If another vessel be crossing on a constant bearing it must be assumed that a risk of collision exists.

Constellation. Arbitrary grouping of stars according to a fancied, or obvious, resemblance to a figure or shape. Used as aid to star identification.

Constituent. Specific part of tide. Also applied to fictitious body responsible for the part.


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