Nautical words


Snotty. Nickname for a midshipman in Royal Navy. Snow



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Snotty. Nickname for a midshipman in Royal Navy.

Snow. Brig-rigged vessel whose main trysail, or 'driver", is carried by encircling rings, on a small mast immediately abaft main mast.

Snowberg. Tabular berg.

Snow Box. Compartment, in a refrigerating machine, having baffle plates on which the moisture in expanded cold air is converted into ice particles.

Snub. To stop suddenly a rope or cable that is running.

Snubber. A cable stopper.

Snubbing Line. Rope used for checking a vessel's way when warping her into a dock or basin.

Snug Down. Reduce sail in anticipation of increased wind.

Sny. Boatbuilding term used when referring to the upward sweep of a boat's strake before attachment to the ribs. The strake has a horned, or crescent, shape; the upward sweep from middle to ends being the sny.

Soft Iron 319 Solstitial Colure



Soft Iron. Iron, or ferrous alloy, that becomes magnetic when in a magnetic field but loses its magnetism when removed from the field.

Soft Laid. Said of rope or yarn that has been rather loosely laid up to gain flexibility and grip.


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