Nautical words


Quartile. Quadrate. Quartile Aspect



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Quartile. Quadrate.

Quartile Aspect. Quarter aspect.

Quay. Artificial erection protruding into the water to facilitate loading and discharge of cargo, landing and embarkation of passengers, repairing or refitting of ships.

Queen's Hard Bargain. R.N. nickname for an inefficient seaman.

Quick Flashing. Name given to lights, on buoys and other naviga­tional aids, that show more than 60 flashes in one minute.

Quicksand. Sand that is permeated with water and is unable to support the weight of a man. Quick Saver. Rope span, on fore side of sail, to prevent undue bellying of courses when sailing free.


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