Nautical words



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Small (of Anchor). That part of shank immediately below the stock.

Small Bower. Name formerly given to port bower anchor – which was used for holding ship in calm weather with no strong wind.

Small Circle. Circle, of a sphere, whose plane does not pass through centre of the sphere. Small Craft. Comprehensive term for vessels of small size. As it is used in a relative sense, no tonnage value is applicable.

Small Damage Club. Mutual indemnity society, of shipowners, that covers damage to vessels of members when amount of damage does not exceed 6 % of the insured value of the vessel concerned, and is, therefore, excluded from usual policy of insurance.

Small Stuff. Yarns, marlines, and lines below one inch in cir­cumference.


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