|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
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.