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actuaire

actuaire  

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(French), 18th- and early 19th-century open transport for troops, propelled by both oars and sails.
actuairole

actuairole  

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(French), a small galley propelled by oars and used as a transport for troops up and down the French coast in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
Alfred the Great

Alfred the Great  

(849–99)King of Wessex (871–99). Alfred's military resistance saved south‐west England from Viking occupation. He negotiated the treaty giving the Danelaw to the Norsemen (886). A great reformer, he ...
Argonauts

Argonauts  

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In Greek legend a band of 50 heroes who undertook a sea expedition to bring back the Golden Fleece from Colchis on the farther shore of the Euxine (Black) Sea. It was led by Jason, who had the task ...
backing

backing  

Anticlockwise shift of the direction of the wind. The reverse change is called veering.
barge

barge  

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Probably from the Latin barca, which would make it the equivalent of bark or barque. In its oldest use (1), this is probably the case, as it was the name given to a small seagoing ship with sails, ...
bireme

bireme  

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A galley having two banks of oars. It was invariably fitted with a metal ram and was used, particularly in battles at sea, in the Mediterranean until the mid-17th century.See also warfare at sea.See ...
boat

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There are not many references to boats in the OT since the Hebrews were not a seafaring people; indeed the sea had connotations of evil (Ps. 107: 26; cf. Rev. 21: 1). However, in the NT boats are ...
caique

caique  

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From the Turkish kaik, a boat or skiff.1 In its strict meaning it refers to the light boats propelled by one or two oars and used in Turkish waters, particularly the Bosporus, but it was also used as ...
capping

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A strip of wood, usually of Canadian elm, fitted to the top of the gunwale or washboard of wooden boats to strengthen it. In boats fitted to take oars, it is pierced at intervals to take crutches or ...
coble

coble  

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A clinker-built open boat, about 8.5 metres (28 ft) in length, used in coastal water fisheries, particularly on the north-east coast of England, or for fishing and netting salmon in the mouths of ...
currach

currach  

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A boat peculiar to Ireland, especially its western coast. It is of great antiquity, contemporary with, and very similar to, the coracle, being originally constructed of animal skins attached to a ...
cutter

cutter  

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A term which embraces a variety of small vessels.1 In its older meaning it referred to a small, decked ship with one mast and a bowsprit, with a gaff mainsail on a boom, a square yard and topsail, ...
dghaisa

dghaisa  

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(pron. duyser as in buy),a rowing boat for ferrying passengers, used in Malta's harbours and around its coast. Dghaisas are propelled by one or two men with oars to which they stand and push instead ...
dinghy

dinghy  

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From the Hindi dengi or dingi, a small boat used on rivers, originally a small open rowing boat, with one pair of oars. In the days of sail it was used as a general work boat by warships or merchant ...
dromon

dromon  

A large vessel of the Mediterranean which operated between the 9th and 15th centuries. Byzantine in origin, the name was at first used to denote a royal ship, but came into general use as describing ...
esnecca

esnecca  

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A long galley or longship, propelled by oar or sail, used by Scandinavian seamen as a warship probably between the 5th and 11th centuries. It is generally described as having twenty rowing benches, ...
felucca

felucca  

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A small sailing or rowing vessel of the Mediterranean, used for coastal transport or trading. The larger feluccas were narrow, decked, galley-built vessels, with a lateen rig carried on one or two ...
galleass

galleass  

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A compromise between the oared galley and the galleon, in which oars were retained to provide free movement irrespective of the direction of the wind, although masts and sails were also carried. In ...
galley

galley  

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1 The oared fighting ship of the Mediterranean dating from about 3000 bc, and lasting into the 18th century. Originally propelled by oars arranged on a single level, galleys were developed with oars ...

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