Nautical words



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Bare Poles. Masts when no sail is set.

Barge. Large flat-bottomed boat used for the conveyance of goods. Capacity from 50 to 1000 tons. 2. Flat-bottomed sailing craft, carrying about 100 tons, used in narrow seas and inland waters. 3. Fourteen oared, double banked boat used in Royal Navy. 4. Power boat carried for exclusive use of flag officer in Royal Navy. 5. Pleasure boat, or boat of state, fitted for comfort and display.

Barge Pole. Long pole, sometimes fitted with hook, used as a boat-hook, bearing off spar, or quant.


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