Nautical words



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Wreck Commission. Court that investigates the causes and cir­cumstances of a wreck. First sat in 1876.

Wrecker. One who deliberately causes a vessel to be wrecked. 2. One who plunders a wrecked vessel. 3. One whose duty is to remove cargo from a wrecked vessel on behalf of owners.

Wriggle. Rigol.

Wring. To strain and deform by excessive stress.

Wring Bolt. Bolt used, in wooden ship building, to bend a strake into position and hold it so until fastened.

Wring Staff. Wooden handspike used for setting up wring bolts.

Wrinkle. Small protruding bight in skin of a furled sail. 2. Short and pithy piece of helpful advice.


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