Nautical words


Planetoid. A minor planet, or asteroid. Plank



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Planetoid. A minor planet, or asteroid.

Plank. Technically, length of timber more than 9 inches wide and from 1 to 4 inches in thickness.

Planking Clamp. Implement for bending a plank to rib of a wooden vessel, and holding it in place until fastened.

Plank on Edge Type. Name given to deep and narrow yachts that developed between 1852 and 1876, about. Name is often given to deep and narrow vessels in general.

Plank Sheer. Plank resting on top timbers of ribs or frames.

Plankton. Mass of minute animal and vegetable organisms that exists in the sea below the surface and above the bottom.

Planter. Tree trunk with its root in bed of a river and its top just below water level. May be a navigational hazard in some rivers of western America.


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