Nautical words


Tack Pins.* Old name for 'belaying pins'. Tack Tackle



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Tack Pins.* Old name for 'belaying pins'.

Tack Tackle. Small tackle used for sweating down tacks of courses.

Tack Tricing Line. Line fitted with a thimble and used for tricing tack clear of the water when vessel is lying over.

Taffrail 345 Tangent Sailing



Taffrail. Originally, upper edge of stern. Later, an ornamental rail going around stern and above the original taffrail. Now, upper edge of bulwark around the stern.

Taffrail Log. Name given to a patent log towed from aft.

Tail Board. Carved work under bowsprits of old ships.

Tail Block. Block having a short rope tail spliced around strop at head, for attachment by hitching.


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