Nautical words


Fend. To protect. To bear off. To insert a fender. Fender



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Fend. To protect. To bear off. To insert a fender.

Fender. Any material or fitting used for protecting a floating object from damage by chafing or collision.

Fender Bolt. Bolt having a large, rounded and projecting head. Used, formerly, on outside planking of wooden vessels to protect from chafing.

Ferro-Cement. Method of constructing vessels with steel re-enforced concrete.

Ferry. Boat or vessel plying across a narrow piece of water. Also used as a verb.

Fetch. Of wind, is distance from starting point to observer, and measured along the water troubled by it. In sailing, is to reach or attain. To fetch a pump is to prime it by putting water inside pump and above plunger.


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