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The Dictionary of English Nautical Language Database: Search Results

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Term: marine (adj)
Definition: Having to do with the ocean.
See Also: maritime

Term: marine architect (n)
Definition: A trained designer of ships and boats.
See Also: designer, naval architect

Term: marine radio (n)
Definition: A device that transmits and receives electromagnetic signals in frequencies reserved for use by ships, boats and shore stations.
See Also: radio, transmitter

Term: marine railway (n)
Definition: A ship hauling system using a rolling carriage running from the water to a repair facility ashore. The vessel to be hauled is floated to a position over the carriage and secured with chocks, then the carriage is hauled up the tracks using a cable winch. Marine Railway
See Also: ways

Term: marine surveyor (n)
Definition: An expert in ship design and maintenance who performs a detailed inspection to determine the measurements of a ship, and make recommendations for repairs.

Term: marine toilet (n)
Definition: A toilet that flushes using a pump to circulate seawater or chemicals.
See Also: holding tank

Term: mariner (n)
Definition: A sailor. A person who makes his living at sea.
See Also: sailor, seaman

Term: mariner's almanac (n)
Definition: An encyclopoedic book containing weather data, astronomical predictions, sailing directions and other information used by the navigator.
See Also: sailing directions

Term: maritime (adj)
Definition: Describing any subject that has to do with the sea.
See Also: marine

Term: maritime law (n)
Definition: The private international legal agreements that govern the way ships operate and do commerce on the high seas.
See Also: admiralty law, law of the sea

Term: mark twain (n)
Definition: The shouted report from the seaman taking soundings at the bow of the boat indicating the depth of the water under the keel. This is Mississippi riverboat dialect, a shortening of the phrase "markin' on the twine", which would be followed by the water depth in fathoms.
See Also: leadline, sounding

Term: marline (n)
Definition: A loosely twisted tarred twine used for whipping.

Term: marlinspike (n)
Definition: A pointed metal shaft used for opening the lay of a twisted rope for splicing.
See Also: spike, fid, rigging knife

Term: marlinspike seamanship (n)
Definition: The seaman’s practical knowledge of lines, splices, whipping, knots and hitches and other craft having to do with cordage on board ship.
See Also: rigging knife

Term: martingale (n)
Definition: A wire or chain leading from the end of the bowsprit down to a chainplate at the forefoot, to counteract the upward pressure of the forestay.
See Also: bobstay

Term: mast (n)
Definition: A vertical spar on a sailing vessel employed as the support for the sails.
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Term: mast hoops (n)
Definition: See hoops.

Term: mast partners (n)
Definition: Heavy reinforcing timbers mounted at deck level where the mast passes through.
See Also: partners

Term: mast step (n)
Definition: A substantial mounting platform on which the base of the mast is seated.
See Also: step

Term: master (n)
Definition: The senior operator of a non-military vessel, responsible for the safety of the passengers and crew.
See Also: shipmaster, captain

Term: masthead (n)
Definition: The top of the mast.

Term: masthead fitting (n)
Definition: A metal casting fitted at the masthead to which shrouds and stays are attached.

Term: masthead light (n)
Definition: A navigation light mounted high in the rigging near or on the masthead.
See Also: masthead

Term: masthead rig (n)
Definition: A style of sailboat rigging in which the forstay is fastened at the top of the mast.
See Also: fractional rig, rigging

Term: mate (n)
Definition: A subordinate deck officer on board ship. When the captain is not on the bridge, the command responsibiility is turned over to the mate or some other highly qualified deck officer.

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