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The Dictionary of English Nautical Language Database: Search Results

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Term: hard (adv)
Definition: All the way over, as in the steering direction “hard astarboard.” Firmly, completely, as in “hard aground.”

Term: hard alee (adv)
Definition: All the way opposite the wind, as a tiller direction when tacking: “Ready about...hard alee!”

Term: hard aport (adv)
Definition: A turn all the way over as far as the helm will allow in the direction of the port side of the vessel.

Term: hard astarboard (adv)
Definition: A turn all the way over as far as the helm will allow in the direction of the starboard side of the vessel.

Term: hard chine (adj)
Definition: Describing a hull shape having a narrow angle to the edge formed where the bottom joins the topsides.

Term: harden (v)
Definition: To trim a sheet in so as to make the sail flatter.
See Also: ease

Term: hard aground (adv)
Definition: Describing the situation when a vessel has its keel lodged firmly in the bottom and cannot move.
See Also: aground

Term: hard (n)
Definition: A large gently-sloping harbourside area that is uncovered at low water,and covered to a sufficent depth at high water that a boat may be launched. "The Town Hard can be found at the end of Mill Lane." The hard may also be used to careen a boat for scrubbing the bottom and making minor repairs. (Thanks to Tony Hays and John Hollister)
See Also: careen, launching ramp


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