Nautical words



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Baldheaded Schooner. Schooner with no topsail on foremast.

Baldbeader. Old nickname for a square rigged vessel that carried no sail above topgallant sails.

Bale. Package of cargo that is wrapped in canvas, hessian, etc. Also old name for bucket, whence 'baler'.

Bale Cargo. Cargo consisting entirely of bales.

Baleen. Whalebone obtained from mouth of true whale.

Baler. Small container for emptying a boat of water.

Bale Sling. Length of rope with its ends spliced together to form a loop strop.

Bale Space. Measurement of a hold based on volume calculated from distance from ceiling to lower edge of beams, distance between inner edges of opposite frames and length.


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