Nautical words



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Independent Piece. Beak-shaped projection from a vessel's stem under the bowsprit.

Index. That which points out, or indicates. Of a logarithm, is the integral number that precedes the mantissa.

Index Bar. Radial arm moving over a sextant, and carrying index glass and vernier.

Index Correction. Quantity to be applied to an incorrect indication to convert it to a correct value.

Index Error. Difference between a true value and a value indicated.

Index Glass 179 Initial Condensation



Index Glass. Pivoted mirror on index bar of sextant.

Index Mirror. Alternative name for an index glass.

Indiaman. Name formerly given to any large ship regularly trading to India.


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