|QUARTER||The part of a vessel's side between the after part of the main
chains and the stern. The quarter of a yard is between
the slings and the yard-arm.
The wind is said to be quartering, when it blows in a line between that of the keel and the beam and abaft the latter.
|QUARTER-BLOCK||A block fitted under the quarters of a yard on each side the slings, for the clewlines and sheets to reeve through.|
|QUARTER-DECK||That part of the upper deck abaft the main-mast.|
|QUARTER-MASTER||A petty officer in a man-of-war, who attends the helm and binnacle at sea, and watches for signals, &c., when in port.|
|QUICK-WORK||That part of a vessel's side which is above the chain-wales and decks. So called in ship-building.|
|QUILTING||A coating about a vessel, outside, formed of ropes woven together.|
|QUOIN||A wooden wedge for the breech of a gun to rest upon.|