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The Dictionary of English Nautical Language Database: Search Results

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Term: steeve (n)
Definition: The angle of the bowsprit to the keel.

Term: stem (v)
Definition: 1) To stop the flow of water. 2) To sail successfully against a foul current or wind.

Term: stem (n)
Definition: The bow of a ship, referring to the timber between the forward end of the keel and the deck.

Term: stem bands (n)
Definition: Metal plates fastened over the cutwater to protect the stem from damage caused by ice or flotsam.

Term: stem post (n)
Definition: The main foremost timber of a wooden boat fastened to the end of the keel and extending to the deck or even above deck.

Term: stem to stern (adv)
Definition: Thoroughly, or completely, as in: “I want this deck scrubbed from stem to stern”

Term: step (n)
Definition: 1) A substantial mounting platform on which the base of the mast is seated. 2) A chine in modern racing powerboats.
See Also: mast step

Term: step (v)
Definition: To mount the mast in the ship; as in: “We used the shipyard crane to step the mast.”

Term: stern (n)
Definition: The aftermost part of the hull of a ship, referring to the feature between the after end of the keel and the deck.

Term: stern drive (n)
Definition: A transmission, shaft and propeller unit mounted outboard on the stern of the vessel.
See Also: outdrive, Z-drive

Term: stern line (n)
Definition: A rope used in docking, specifically made up to lead from the stern aft to the dock.

Term: stern sheets (n)
Definition: The inboard part of an open boat aft of the thwarts. In practice, this is the part of the boat often used for storage of gear.
See Also: foresheet

Term: stern wheeler (n)
Definition: A vessel propelled by a paddlewheel mounted at the stern
See Also: paddlewheeler

Term: sternpost (n)
Definition: A heavy vertical structure supporting the transom or after planking of a ship.

Term: sternpost (n)
Definition: A heavy vertical structure supporting the transom or after planking of a wooden ship, fastened to the after end of the keel and forming the shape of the stern

Term: sternward, sternwards (adv)
Definition: Toward the stern, or in the direction astern
See Also: astern

Term: sternway (n)
Definition: Movement astern
See Also: headway

Term: stevedore (n)
Definition: A person hired to load and unload cargo.
See Also: longshoreman

Term: stevedore (v)
Definition: To load or unload ships.

Term: stevedore knot (n)
Definition: A hitch used to attach a hoist to a cargo net, which then can be quickly released.

Term: steward (n)
Definition: 1) A crew member employed to look after the needs of the passengers. 2) On a navy ship, the crew member who plans meals and serves at the officer’s mess.

Term: stick (n)
Definition: The mast or spar of a sailing vessel (jargon), as in: "This spring I plan to haul her out and varnish the sticks."
See Also: mast

Term: stiff (adj)
Definition: 1) Describing the force of a strong wind, as in: "The boat was heeling sharply in a stiff breeze." 2) Describing a sailing vessel that heels little, and returns upright quickly.

Term: stinkpot (n)
Definition: A derogatory term for a power boat, referring to exhaust smoke and fumes.

Term: stock (n)
Definition: The transverse bar of an anchor. In use, as the anchor line pulls on the end of the shank, the stock trips on the bottom twisting the anchor so that the flukes are in the proper angle to dig into the bottom.
See Also: anchor


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