Nautical words


A-Port. To port; towards to the port side. Apparel.*



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A-Port. To port; towards to the port side.

Apparel.* Removable fittings of a ship—such as sails, tackling, awnings, etc.—as distinguished from her permanent fittings.

Apparent. When applied to phenomena means 'as it appears to the human eye'; so disregarding aberration, speed of light, and other factors.

Apparent Altitude. Altitude of centre of a heavenly body when measured from sensible horizon.

Apparent Area. Term used in connection with Sun and Moon, whose areas appear to increase or decrease with variations in Earth's distance from them.



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