A yard or pole extending the head or foot of the topsail beyond the topmast or gaff of a gaff-rigged boat

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A ladder of rope with rungs, used over the side.

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A rope ladder suspended from the side of a vessel and used for boarding.

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A cleat designed to hold a line in place without slipping. It consists of two narrowing jaws with teeth in which the line is placed.

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A charting technique in technical analysis that, among other things, indicates the range of a day's.

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Jaw

The distance between a rope's adjacent strands, giving a measure of the tightness of the lay. The shorter the distance, the harder the lay. When a line has been overused and the lay has become slack, it is said to be slack-jawed.

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A fitting holding a boom or gaff to the mast.

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A genoa jib. A large jib that overlaps the mast.

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Search of a vessel, by Customs authorities, for unreported goods.

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Document given by authorities certifying that inward clearance formalities have been completed.

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Jet

A stream of vapor, gas or liquid coming out fast from a narrow orifice.

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Strong winds concentrated within a narrow band in the atmosphere. The jet stream often "steers" surface features such as front and low pressure systems.

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Japan External Trade Organization

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Cargo thrown overboard in order to lighten the ship and washed ashore.

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To cast overboard or off. To discard something as unwanted or burdensome. Goods or equipment may be jettisoned to lighten a ship in danger.

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To throw goods overboard.

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A landing wharf or pier; a dike at a river s mouth.

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The effect upon the measurement of rainfall caused by the presence of the rain gauge.

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On square-rigged ships, the blocks attached to those yards on which studdingsails were set.

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The ring bolted to the upper end of the shank of an anchor and to which the bending shackle secures.

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