|OAKUM||Stuff made by picking rope-yarns to pieces. Used for caulking, and other purposes.|
|OAR||A long wooden instrument with a flat blade at one end, used for propelling boats.|
|OFF-AND-ON||To stand on different tacks towards and from the land.|
|OFFING||Distance from the shore.|
|ORLOP||The lower deck of a ship of the line; or that on which the cables are stowed.|
|OUT-HAUL||A rope used for hauling out the clew of a boom sail.|
|OUT-RIGGER||A spar rigged out to windward from the tops or cross-trees, to spread the breast-backstays.|
|OVERHAUL||To overhaul a tackle, is to let go the fall and pull
on the leading parts so as to separate the blocks.
To overhaul a rope, is generally to pull a part through a block so as to make slack.
To overhaul rigging, is to examine it.
|OVER-RAKE||Said of heavy seas which come over a vessel's head when she is at anchor, head to the sea.|