Nautical words


Main Yard. Lower yard of a mainmast. Make and Mend



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Main Yard. Lower yard of a mainmast.

Make and Mend. Afternoon watch allotted to R.N. seaman for making and mending clothes. Afternoon watch in which no work is done.

Make Sail. To set sail, or to increase the sail already set.

Make the Land. Steer towards land so as to bring it into sight.

Make Water. To take in water through a leak.

Making. Said of tide when it is increasing from neap to spring tide.

Making Her Number. Said of a vessel when indicating her name by signal.

Making Iron 214 Manilla Hemp

Making Iron. Rather large caulking iron used for final hardening

up of oakum when caulking a seam.



Making Way. Moving ahead or astern through the water. See

Under Way.



Malinger. To feign illness to avoid work.

Mallet. Small maul.


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