Nautical words



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Stopping a Flag. Making a wheft of it by passing a stop around its middle depth. Preparing a flag for breaking out.

Stops. Small lengths of rope, line, sennit, yarns, etc., that are used for tying; particularly for tying a sail when furled.

Stop Valve. Any valve that can close a pipe against the passage of a fluid.

Store Ship. Vessel employed in carrying stores for a fleet or squadron.

Storis. Large drift ice, more than two years old, that passes down the south-east coast of Greenland.

Storm. Violent disturbance of atmosphere that produces winds of Force 10 Beaufort scale (48-55 knots).

Storm Bound. Confined to an anchorage or haven through being unable to proceed because of stormy weather.


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