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Abeam
   is defined as (a)   
Directly to the Side of the Boat
About
   is defined as (a)   
On the Opposite Tack
Aft
   is defined as (a)   
At or Near the Stern
Aloft
   is defined as (a)   
Above the Deck
Ama
   is defined as (a)   
Outboard Hull of a Trimaran
Amidships
   is defined as (a)   
In or Toward the Center of the Boat
Astern
   is defined as (a)   
Behind the Boat
Avast
   is defined as (a)   
Stop or Cease
From the Dutch “hould vast” or hold fast
Beam
   is defined as (a)   
A Vessel's Width
Beat
   is defined as (a)   
Tacking Against the Wind
Becket
   is defined as (a)   
Eye in the End of a Block for Securing a Line
Bend
   is defined as (a)   
To Join Two Ropes With a Knot
Bilge
   is defined as (a)   
Area of the Hull Below the Waterline
Bitter End
   is defined as (a)   
End of an Anchor Cable Fastened to the Bitts at the Bow
Bollard
   is defined as (a)   
Strong Post Securing Lines
Booby Hatch
   is defined as (a)   
Sliding Cover to Allow Access or Passage to the Hold
Bow
   is defined as (a)   
Forward Part of a Vessel
Bowsprit
   is defined as (a)   
Spar Attached to and Extending Forward from the Bow
Broach
   is defined as (a)   
To Turn Sideways to Wind and Surf
Buoy
   is defined as (a)   
Floating Marker
Burgee
   is defined as (a)   
Small Flag Flown from the Starboard Spreader on a Sailboat
Denotes yacht club affiliation
Capsize
   is defined as (a)   
Overturn
Chandlery
   is defined as (a)   
Marine Hardware Store
Clevis Pin
   is defined as (a)   
Pin That Secures One Fitting to Another
Coaming
   is defined as (a)   
Low Wall Around a Cockpit
Course
   is defined as (a)   
Direction in Which a Vessel is Steered
Cuddy
   is defined as (a)   
Small Shelter Cabin in a Small Boat
Davit
   is defined as (a)   
Hoist That Projects over the Side of a Ship
Dinghy
   is defined as (a)   
Small Rowboat or Inflatable
Also called a “dink”
Fathom
   is defined as (a)   
Six Feet of Depth
Flaw
   is defined as (a)   
Gust Stronger Than the Prevailing Wind
Flotsam
   is defined as (a)   
Debris Floating on the Water Surface
Fluke
   is defined as (a)   
Broad Flat Parts of an Anchor Designed to Grab and Hold in the Bottom
Fly
   is defined as (a)   
Wind Direction Indicator on the Masthead
Footloose
   is defined as (a)   
Unsecured Bottom Portion of the Sail Dancing Randomly in the Wind
Fore
   is defined as (a)   
At or Towards the Bow
Furl
   is defined as (a)   
To Roll up a Sail
Galley
   is defined as (a)   
Kitchen of a Vessel
Gunwale
   is defined as (a)   
Upper Edge of a Boat’s Sides
Halyard
   is defined as (a)   
Rope for Hoisting Sails
Hawser
   is defined as (a)   
Cable or Line Used for Towing, Mooring, or Anchoring a Large Vessel
Head
   is defined as (a)   
Marine Toilet
Heel
   is defined as (a)   
Pertains to a Boats Leaning to Either Side
Helm
   is defined as (a)   
Steering Mechanism
Hull
   is defined as (a)   
The Body of a Vessel
Jetsom
   is defined as (a)   
Goods Cast Overboard Deliberately to Lighten a Vessel
Keel
   is defined as (a)   
Centerline of Vessel Bottom
Kumatage
   is defined as (a)   
Bright Appearance in the Horizon, Under the Sun or Moon
Lashing
   is defined as (a)   
Ropes to Secure Cargo, Etc.
Lazarette
   is defined as (a)   
Stowage Lockers in the Cockpit
League
   is defined as (a)   
Three Nautical Miles
Lee Side
   is defined as (a)   
Side of the Ship Sheltered from the Wind
Leg
   is defined as (a)   
Distance Sailed in One Tack
Limbers
   is defined as (a)   
Holes in the Bilge Crossframes for Drainage
Marline
   is defined as (a)   
2-stranded Twine of Tarred Hemp
Mizzen
   is defined as (a)   
Sail of a Ketch, Yawl, or 3-masted Schooner on the Aft Mast
Pooped
   is defined as (a)   
Swamped by a High, Following Sea
Port
   is defined as (a)   
The Left Side of a Vessel
Reef
   is defined as (a)   
Reduce the Sail Area
Reeve
   is defined as (a)   
Pass a Line Through a Block
Rig
   is defined as (a)   
The Arrangement of Mast and Sails
Rudder
   is defined as (a)   
Submerged Plate off the Stern for Steering
Rummage
   is defined as (a)   
Ship’s Cargo
Damaged cargo was sold at a “rummage sale”
Screw
   is defined as (a)   
Boat Propeller
Scuttlebutt
   is defined as (a)   
Water Barrel With a Hole Cut for Drinking Water
Much gossip was exchanged around the water barrel
Set
   is defined as (a)   
To Hoist a Sail
Skyscraper
   is defined as (a)   
Small Triangular Sail Set Above the Skysail
Snub
   is defined as (a)   
Stop the Running out of a Line
Sole
   is defined as (a)   
Cabin or Saloon Floor
Sounding
   is defined as (a)   
Measurement of the Depth of Water
Spar
   is defined as (a)   
A Pole That Supports a Sail
Spinnaker
   is defined as (a)   
Light-weight, Spherical Sail Used in Reaching and Running
Starboard
   is defined as (a)   
The Right Side of a Vessel
Stern
   is defined as (a)   
The Rear of a Vessel
Tack
   is defined as (a)   
Go About and Change Direction
Toe the Line
   is defined as (a)   
Call to Attention
Crew forms up with toes touching a seam in the deck planking
Trim
   is defined as (a)   
To Adjust the Sail Angle
Wake
   is defined as (a)   
A Vessel's Track in the Water
Windlass
   is defined as (a)   
Device Which Raises or Lowers the Anchor


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