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By Jack Lagan

A, B, Sea is an unique, accomplished consultant to the language and lore of 21st-century seafarers. This playful mariner's word list of nautical phrases comprises definitions for and cross-references to every little thing from aft to zenith, brass monkey to tuna tower. This moment version contains many new entries, a few only from the swashbuckler vernacular, and others for severe sailors. filled with sensible recommendation, this can be a dictionary with a distinction: many phrases are illustrated through passages from vintage books of the ocean, others through the author's studies aboard an American schooner with a ecu engine and bins of instruments. pattern entries from this informative and pleasing dictionary comprise:

Bermuda Triangle: Given a call among alien creatures and undesirable climate mixed with inept seamanship and navigation, you need to vote for the latter at any time when. the USA Coast defend definitely does.
carry away, to: while any a part of the status rigging or a spar breaks it...

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Bail, to (sometimes “bale”) to empty water from a boat using any available container; the water is scooped up and chucked over the side. It is said that the fastest way of getting the sea out of a boat is to use a terrified man with a bucket. The word is believed to originate from the Old French baillier, to carry, and baille for bucket. ballast any heavy weight carried in a vessel for the purpose of improving her stability and trim; on yachts, such ballast is carried in the keel and serves to counter the heeling moment of the sails.

Aid to navigation any device such as a buoy or beacon on land or sea designed to assist in the navigation of a vessel, visually, audibly, or by means of a radio transmission. It is important not to confuse an aid to navigation with a navigational aid. Aladdin cleat (Aladdin hook) a cleat or hook fixed to the backstay (or main boom) and used to hang a lantern over the cockpit; can be very atmospheric. The lamp can also double as an anchor light, even though it should be in the bow. ” This seems a little odd because this 10kg (22lb) cross between a duck and a sail-plane is believed to be gatherer of food from the surface of the ocean rather than beneath it.

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