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The Dictionary of English Nautical Language Database: Search Results

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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

Term: stockless anchor (n)
Definition: A heavy ship’s anchor with large flukes and no stock or crossbar, which enables the shaft to be drawn into a hawsepipe when secured.
See Also: navy anchor

Term: stocks (n pl)
Definition: The rigid structure upon which a wooden boat is supported during construction

Term: stoke (v)
Definition: To add coal or wood to the boiler fire

Term: stokehold (n)
Definition: The space reserved for the boilers and fuel in a steamship.

Term: stoker (n)
Definition: A crewmember on a steamship employed to feed the fire in the boiler.

Term: stonehorse (n)
Definition: A unique sailboat design featuring a substantial raised forward deck, providing comfortable headroom below.

Term: stop (v)
Definition: To build using care at seams to keep water from entering the boat.

Term: stopcock (n)
Definition: A mechanism that can turn off the flow of water through a pipe.

Term: stopper knot (n)
Definition: A hitch turned on the bitter end of a rope so that it will not pass through a block, grommet or fairlead.

Term: stopwaters (n)
Definition: Soft wood dowels driven into holes drilled in the joints and scarfs of a wooden boat’s keel and deadwood, positioned so that they pass completely through the timbers just between the outer rabbet line and the bearding line.

Term: store ship (n)
Definition: A vessel that carries supplies for use by other ships.
See Also: bumboat

Term: store, stores (n)
Definition: Supplies stocked on board for use as needed during a voyage.
See Also: ship's stores, sea stores

Term: storm (n)
Definition: A major violent weather event causing high winds, heavy seas, rain or snow.
See Also: Beaufort scale

Term: storm anchor (n)
Definition: A heavier anchor let down in heavy weather to afford better holding power.

Term: storm jib (n)
Definition: A small tough triangular foresail which is bent on only in heavy winds.
See Also: jib

Term: storm jib (n)
Definition: A small, tough triangular foresail which is bent on only in heavy winds.
See Also: jib

Term: storm sails (n)
Definition: Jibs and trysails or staysails cut smaller and made of extra heavy materials that can withstand the extra forces of high winds.
See Also: trysail, storm trysail

Term: storm trysail (n)
Definition: A small, stout triangular sail mounted low in the rigging to offer some staility and control during high winds.
See Also: trysail, storm sails

Term: stormboat (n)
Definition: A military craft used to carry attack troops across rivers.

Term: stormbound (adj)
Definition: Delayed from continuing because of foul weather.

Term: stormy (adj)
Definition: Describing foul weather.

Term: stove in (v)
Definition: Crushed in, as a hull that has hit a rock.

Term: stow (v)
Definition: 1) To put away securely. 2) An admonition to stop a behaviour, as in: “That’s enough, sailor! Now stow it!”
See Also: belay
Blog Link: http://seatalk.blogspot.com/2005/01/stow-it.html

Term: stow away (v)
Definition: To hide on board for a voyage in order to obtain free passage.


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