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The Dictionary of English Nautical Language Database: Search Results

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Term: hurricane hole (n)
Definition: A port of refuge from powerful Atlantic storms; a safe haven; a secure anchorage, marina, or harbour, that has a reputation for offering protection from wind and waves.
See Also: hurricane

Term: hydro- (prefix)
Definition: Having to do with water.

Term: hydrofoil (n)
Definition: 1) An underwater wing designed to lift a boat clear of the water. 2) A boat equipped with underwater lifting foils. As the craft gains speed, the water passing over the foils lifts the hull clear of the water thereby relieving most of the drag so the boat can achieve very fast speeds.

Term: hydroplane (n)
Definition: A small very fast racing boat with a stepped hull designed to skim on top of the water.

Term: hydroplane (v)
Definition: To skim very fast on the surface of the water.

Term: hygrometer (n)
Definition: A weather instrument designed to measure relative humidity.


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