Nautical words


Rung Head. Upper end of a ground timber. Runlet



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Rung Head. Upper end of a ground timber.

Runlet. Small barrel usually containing 15 gallons, but may vary between 5 and 20 gallons.

Runner. Person whose duty is to take messages. 2. A smuggler. 3. A person who solicits business on behalf of another. 4. Vessel that runs a blockade. 5. Tackle in which one end of rope is made fast and block runs on bight: nominal advantage being twofold. 6. Backstay which can be slackened or detached to avoid fouling the boom. Running Backstay.

Runner Tackle. Luff tackle attached to hauling end of a runner purchase.

Running. Sailing with wind astern, or nearly so.


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