Nautical words

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Timber and Room. Horizontal distance from one frame of a wooden vessel to the next frame. Measured by width of the timber, plus space between frames.

Timber Dogs. Two claws riding on a single ring. Used for gripping timber logs for lifting.

Timber Head. Projection of rib of a wooden ship above the deck, for use as a bollard. Name now given to wooden bollards on piers and wharves when they are heads of vertical timbers.

Timber Hitch. Made by passing rope round a spar and then taking end round standing part and dogging it round its own part. With an additional half-hitch it is the appropriate method for towing a spar or piece of timber.

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