Nautical words


Bark. Poetic word for a ship or boat. Barque. Barkantine



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Bark. Poetic word for a ship or boat. Barque.

Barkantine. Barquentine.

Bar Keel. Projecting keel that extends downwards outside plating.

Barnacle. Small marine animal in valved shell. Has legs like curled hair, and a stalk-like body. Attaches itself to underwater surface of hull, thus greatly increasing water friction.

Barnacle Paint.* Preparation formerly put on ships' bottoms in an endeavour to prevent attachment of barnacles and other marine life. Was forerunner of antifouling paints.

Barograph 34 Basking Shark

Barograph. Self-recording barometer, either mercurial or aneroid. That used at sea is, strictly speaking, an Aneroidograph.

Barometer. Instrument for measuring pressure of atmosphere. For use at sea it can be either 'mercurial' or 'aneroid'.


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