DICTIONARY of Mid-19th C. SEA TERMS




Adapted from 'The Seaman's Friend...' by R. H. DANA Jr

Dana was the author of ‘Two Years Before the Mast’
[My copy: Boston: Thomas Groom & Co., 1851. 6th Edition, Revised and Corrected]



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EARING A rope attached to the cringle of a sail, by which it is bent or reefed.
EIKING A piece of wood fitted to make good a deficiency in length.
ELBOW Two crosses in a hawse.
ESCUTCHEON The part of a vessel's stern where her name is written.
EVEN-KEEL The situation of a vessel when she is so trimmed that she sits evenly upon the water, neither end being down more than the other.
EUVROU A piece of wood, by which the legs of the crow-foot to an awning are extended. (See UVROU.)
EYE The circular part of a shroud or stay, where it goes over a mast.

Eye-bolt. A long iron bar, having an eye at one end, driven through a vessel's deck or side into a timber or beam, with the eye remaining out, to hook a tackle to. If there is a ring through eye, it is called a ring-bolt.

An Eye-splice is a certain kind of splice made with the end of a rope. )

Eyelet-hole. A hole made in a sail for a cringle or roband to go through.

The Eyes of a vessel. A familiar phrase for the forward part.

   
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