Nautical words


Scanting. Said of a wind when it draws ahead. Scantlings



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Scanting. Said of a wind when it draws ahead.

Scantlings. Lengths of timber having a square section not more than 5 in. by 5 in. 2. Measurements of members used in con­struction of either wood or steel ships, 3. Transverse measure­ments of a piece of timber.

Scarf. Alternative form of 'Scarph'.

Scarph. Joint used when uniting ends of two strakes or planks. Ends are bevelled, and shoulders may be cut, so that there is no increase of thickness at the doubling. With iron and steel members, bevelling increases area of weld.

Scend. Upward rising of a vessel's fore end when her stern falls into trough of sea.

Schafer Method. Procedure for restoring a person apparently drowned. Expirational movements are slow and deliberate inspirational movements being as quick as possible. This method has less initial delay than the Silvester method.

Scheat. Star  Pegasi. S.H.A. 15°; Dec. 28°N; Mag. 2-6. Name is corrupted Arabic for Tore Arm'.

Schedar. Star a Cassiopeiae. S.H.A. 350°; Tfec. N56°; Mag. 2-5.

Schermuly Pistol 294 Screw Alley




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