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The Dictionary of English Nautical Language Database: Search Results

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Term: knighthead (n)
Definition: 1) A mitred backing timber which extends the after line of the rabbet in the stem to give extra support to the ends of the planks and the bowsprit. 2) A bollard or bitt.
See Also: bollard, bitt
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Term: knock down (n)
Definition: The event when a sudden gust of wind overwhelms the balance of a sailboat and puts the rail under and the sail in the water.

Term: knockabout (n)
Definition: A small sloop with no bowsprit and only a single headsail. A boy’s boat.

Term: knot (n)
Definition: 1) A speed over the water of one nautical mile per hour. (Note: The expression "knots per hour" is incorrect since that would describe acceleration not speed.) 2) A bend or hitch thrown in a rope to secure it to another rope or fitting.
See Also: hitch, nautical mile, chip log

Term: knot meter (n)
Definition: An electronic instrument which measures the vessel’s speed through the water.
See Also: log, chip log, taffrail log
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