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Spider Hoop. Spider band.

Spider's Web. Spiders were formerly carried in surveying ships of Royal Navy as store articles. Their purpose was to produce cross 'wires' for theodolites. Spider's Web Diagram, a diagram consisting of a number of concentric circles and radii used for plotting radar and tactical diagrams.

Spike Bowsprit 324 Splice Main Brace



Spike Bowsprit. Single bowsprit combining duties of bowsprit and jib boom.

Spike Plank. Plank running from bulwark to bulwark before mizzen mast of arctic whalers. Allowed ice master to cross quickly from side to side when navigating ice-lanes.

Spike Tackle. Purchase used by whalers to hold carcase alongside while blubber was removed.


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