Nautical words


Drift Sail. Sail used as a drogue. Drive



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Drift Sail. Sail used as a drogue.

Drive. To carry too much sail. To run before a gale.

Driver. Alternative name for a spanker. 2. Foremost spur in bilgeways of a vessel on the stocks. Heel is fayed to foreside of foremost shore.

Driver Boom. Spanker boom.

Driver Spanker. Sail that is also called 'Driver' and 'Spanker'.

Drizzle. Precipitation of very small rain drops.

Drogner. Sailing boat that both caught and cured herrings. Also, West Indian boat used for cargo carrying. Has light mast and lateen sails.

Drogue. Drag anchor. Sea anchor. 2. Square piece of wood attached to harpoon line of whaler, to check speed of whale.

Dromon. A light, swift sailing vessel. At one time the name was given to any sailing vessel.


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