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The Dictionary of English Nautical Language Database: Search Results

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Term: thrum (v)
Definition: To sew fibers from rope waste into the fabric of canvas to make a thick mat.

Term: thrust (n)
Definition: The amount of force developed by a propeller turning in the water.

Term: thruster (n)
Definition: An auxiliary motor and propeller usually mounted athwartships at the bow to maneuver the ship sideways.
See Also: bow thruster

Term: thumb, thumbs (n)
Definition: Small elbow supporting braces secured to the mast under the collar.
See Also: collar

Term: thwart (n)
Definition: A seat or brace fastened from gunwale to gunwale in a small boat or canoe to keep the shape and add strength.

Term: thwartship (adj)
Definition: Describing any feature that lies from side to side across the deck or rigging.

Term: tidal (adj)
Definition: Having to do with the vertical movement of the oceans as influenced by the sun and moon

Term: tidal bore (n)
Definition: A wave form at the front of an advancing tide in a restricted channel.

Term: tidal race, tide race (n)
Definition: A fast-moving tidal current caused by a narrow or shallow channel. (Thanks to Ian Walker)
See Also: bore, tide

Term: tidal range (n)
Definition: The measured difference of water depth between high and low tides.
See Also: tide

Term: tidal wave (n)
Definition: Common term for tsunami (which is caused by earthquake, and has nothing to do with tides.)
See Also: tsunami

Term: tide (n)
Definition: The rise and fall of ocean waters caused by the gravitational effect of the sun and moon

Term: tide mark (n)
Definition: A line on shore indicating the limit of the high tide.
See Also: high tide

Term: tide table (n)
Definition: An almanac of predictions for the times of high and low tide and the height of those tides at a specific location

Term: tidewater (n)
Definition: Lowland areas that are flooded by high tides, and therefore not arable.

Term: tideway (n)
Definition: A waterway that has currents running in opposite directions as the tide changes.

Term: tie (v)
Definition: This term is not used on board ship, except perhaps for shoelaces. To secure a line, you make it fast, or throw in a hitch. When you return to port, you will secure the boat to the dock, not tie up.

Term: tight (adj)
Definition: 1) Having good discipline and high standards on board. “The skipper runs a tight ship.” 2) Resistant to water penetration
See Also: taut

Term: tiller (n)
Definition: A long hand lever attached to the top of the rudder, used to steer the vessel. The term is derived from the handle of a plow used to till the soil.
See Also: steering board, rudder

Term: tiller extension (n)
Definition: A light spar mounted on a pivot at the end of the tiller of a small sailboat, and used to steer while hiking out.
See Also: tiller

Term: tillerman (n)
Definition: The seaman who holds the tiller and steers the vessel.
See Also: helmsman, steersman

Term: timberhead (n)
Definition: 1) A frame timber that is extended above deck level and used for belaying lines. 2) The deck location of the top end of a frame timber used as a solid support for a bitt.

Term: time ball (n)
Definition: A 19th century device consisting of a large black ball mounted prominently at major ports around the world which was lowered exactly at the stroke of noon so that navigators could set their chronometers correctly.
See Also: chronometer

Term: time ball (n)
Definition: A 19th century device, consisting of a large black ball mounted prominently at major ports around the world, which was lowered exactly at the stroke of noon so that ship's navigators could set their chronometers correctly.
See Also: chronometer

Term: tin can (n)
Definition: Destroyer. (Colloquial)
See Also: destroyer


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