Nautical words


Round Top. Circular platform near mast head. Round Turn



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Round Top. Circular platform near mast head.

Round Turn. Complete turn of rope around a bollard, bitt, etc. 2. Complete turn of one cable around another when riding to two anchors.

Round Up. To close the space between the two blocks of an extended tackle by hauling on the fall when there is no weight on the tackle.

Rouse. To haul on a rope or cable without any mechanical advantage.

Rouse about Block. A large snatch block.

Routier. French name for an early book of sailing directions.

Rove. Past participle of 'Reeve'. 2. Alternative form of 'Roove'.


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