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The Dictionary of English Nautical Language Database: Search Results

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Term: pound (v)
Definition: To crash down hard on the waves, referring to the action of a ship; as in: “With her flat bottom, she has a tendency to pound.”
See Also: labor

Term: powerboat (n)
Definition: A boat which is propelled by an engine rather than sails, oars or paddles.

Term: pram (n)
Definition: A small flat bottomed boat with a square bow.
See Also: dinghy

Term: pratique (n)
Definition: A health clearance document given to an incoming vessel by a government medical inspector.

Term: prau (n)
Definition: An Indonesian fishing boat.

Term: press gang (n)
Definition: Groups of kidnappers who dragged seamen off to serve on board ship.
See Also: impress, crimp, shanghai

Term: press of sail (n)
Definition: Carrying every possible sail to drive the ship as fast as possible.

Term: prevailing (n)
Definition: The type of winds that are commonly experienced in a certain region

Term: preventer (n)
Definition: A temporary safety line rigged from the boom forward to keep the boom from swinging across the deck in an accidental jibe.

Term: prime meridian (n)
Definition: The great circle that passes through both poles and through Greenwich, England, accepted by international convention as the location of zero longitude.
See Also: longitude

Term: prison ship (n)
Definition: A vessel, sometimes just an old hull, used to house prisoners or transfer them to another location. Many of the early western settlers in Australia arrived by prison ships.

Term: prison ship (n)
Definition: A vessel, sometimes just an old hull, used to house prisoners or transfer them to another location. Many of the early western settlers in Australia arrived on prison ships.

Term: privateer (n)
Definition: Specifically a private ship sailing under the authority of letters of marque to plunder foreign ships and ports.
See Also: pirate, letters of marque

Term: privileged vessel (n)
Definition: The vessel that has the right of way in any meeting of two vessels on the water.
See Also: burdened vessel

Term: proa (n)
Definition: An outrigger canoe type sailing vessel typical of the South Pacific, having two hulls, one of which is heavier and always positioned to weather. The vessel tacks by shunting.
See Also: shunting, catamaran
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Term: profound (n)
Definition: Very deep, referring to the great depths of the sea.
See Also: deeps, off soundings

Term: promenade deck (n)
Definition: An open upper deck on a cruise liner where passengers may walk.

Term: promontory (n)
Definition: A conspicuous point of high land protruding into a waterway.

Term: prop (n)
Definition: Propeller.
See Also: screw

Term: propeller (n)
Definition: A rotating wheel having several angled and twisted blades that draw water from ahead and push it astern The propeller is mounted on the end of the drive shaft of a motor vessel and is the means of propulsion and maneuvering.
See Also: screw, wheel

Term: propeller post (n)
Definition: A reinforcing timber joining the keel and deadwood to support the shaft.

Term: propulsion (n)
Definition: The power system that propels a vessel.

Term: protected anchorage (n)
Definition: A location which offers good protection from weather and seas, making it a good choice for mooring or anchoring.
See Also: mooring, exposed anchorage

Term: protractor (n)
Definition: A navigation instrument used for measuring angles and plotting courses.

Term: proud (adj)
Definition: Describing a faulty joint or finish where a part protrudes above the surrounding area.


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