Nautical words


Paddler. Vessel propelled by paddles. Paddle Shaft



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Paddler. Vessel propelled by paddles.

Paddle Shaft. Steel shaft by which paddles are turned by engines. 2. Handle of a wooden paddle.

Paddle-Wheel. Circular skeleton framework that carries paddle-boards. Is turned by an engine, and so propels vessel.

Paddle-Wheel Effect. That effect of a screw propeller which tends to pull ship's stern to one side of her course. Due to lower part of blade working in water more unyielding than that at upper part.

Paddy's Purchase. Seaman's scornful name for any lead of a rope by which effort is lost or wasted. 'Paddy's purchase, spunyarn over a nail.'

Padeye. A ring or eye fixed to the deck to which a block may be shackled. (U.S.).

Pad Piece. Pad (timber).

Painter. Rope at stem of boat for securing it or for towing purposes. 2. Chain by which an Admiralty pattern anchor is secured in place. 'Shank Painter.'


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