Nautical words



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Stretch Off the Land. Old sailing ship term for taking 'forty winks'.

Strike. To lower sail or ensign as a mark of respect. 2. To haul down an ensign as token of surrender. 3. To 'strike soundings' is to pick up soundings with the lead, or sounding machine. 4. To lower an upper mast.

Strike Clause 336 _ Studded Links



Strike Clause. Inserted in shipping documents to relieve ship of liability for loss caused by strikes and other labour disputes.

Striker. Paint brush, usually round, with long handle that is nearly at right angles to bristles. Used for extending reach of man when painting - especially when painting ship's side from a boat. Also called 'man helper'.


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