Nautical words


Appulse.* Arrival of a heavenly body at a given meridian, or at conjunction with Sun or Moon. Apron



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Appulse.* Arrival of a heavenly body at a given meridian, or at conjunction with Sun or Moon.

Apron. Canvas protection in leadsman's chains. 2. Piece of timber, immediately abaft stem of a boat, that takes hooded ends of planks. 3. Curved piece of wood erected on fore end of keel of a wooden ship. 4. Projecting ledge of timber along bottom of entrance to a dock, against which the dock gates are closed.

Apse. Point, in orbit of a satellite body, at which the body is nearest to or farthest from the body around which it travels. It is perihelion or aphelion in case of a planet, perigee or apogee in case of Moon.

Aqualung 20 Arctic Circle




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