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Traverse Sailing. Sailing towards a position by a succession of alternate tacks.

Traverse Table. Table giving lengths of sides of all right-angled triangles when one angle, other than right angle, and one side are given. Included in all nautical tables for determining departure and difference of latitude made good when sailing obliquely to the meridian and distance run is known.

Traverse Wind 362 Tricing Line

Traverse Wind. Head wind.

Trawler. Vessel fitted for catching fish by trawling.

Trawling. Dragging a trawl net along the sea bed for the purpose of catching fish. Can only be done in areas where sea bed is fairly smooth and free from obstructions.

Trawl Warp. Wire rope, leading through a block in gallows, by which a trawl net is towed.


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