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n A sailor. Also Jack Tar.
A form of cleat which holds a line without a knot or a hitch, but simply by being jammed between two parts.
A cam cleat has spring-loaded asymmetric rollers, or cams.
The foremost fore-and-aft sail on a boat. A jib is often set as a staysail from the forestay: if not, it is set on its own ha’lyard and luff-wire as a flying jib, often from the end of the bowsprit to the top of the mast.
The IALA-B version of a preferred channel marker. A red and green horizontally striped buoy used in the United States to mark the separation of a channel into two channels (when returning to harbour). The preferred channel is indicated by the colour of the uppermost stripe. Red on top indicates that the preferred channel is to the left as you return, green indicates to the right.
n A slang word for things which tend to accumulate, especially in a workplace, and are unlikely to be of any further use or value.
Repairs after the rig has been damaged.
When Hornblower's friend, Lieutenant Bush, lost part of his leg in a battle he referred to his wooden prosthetic leg as a "jury leg".
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