Nautical words



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Rough Tree Rail. Timber resting on tops of frames and forming the upper part of a bulwark.

Round. To sail round a buoy, promontory or other fixed point, at a uniform distance, when changing direction.

Round House. Originally, the poop. Later, a square cabin amid­ships and abaft mainmast of a sailing ship.

Round In. To haul the fall of a tackle and close the distance between its blocks.

Rounding 285 Royal Marines



Rounding. Altering course around a position and maintaining a pre-arranged distance from it. 2. Rope used for serving a larger rope. 3. Formerly, condemned running rigging less than four inches.


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