Hoisting the ensign at sunrise.

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DERRICK

A device for hoisting and lowering heavy weights, cargo, stores, etc

HALYARD

Originally, ropes used for hoisting a spar with a sail attached; today, a line used to raise the head of any sail.

TYE

A chain or rope used for hoisting or lowering a yard. A tye runs from the horizontal center of a given yard to a corresponding mast and from there down to a tackle. Sometimes specifically called a chain tye or a rope tye.

BARBETTE

Cylindrical protective wall around the gun turret stool, shell stowage and hoisting gear between a warship's deck to the turret shelf plate.

BOAT-FALLS

Blocks and tackle for hoisting a boat onto its davits.

HALYARDS

Ropes used for hoisting or lowering gaffs and sails. They are attached to the head of sails.

PARBUCKLE

A hoisting method using a strop of rope fastened to the boat with the two ends passed down and around the object in the water and back up to the hauling point- hence mechanical advantage is achieved.

SHEARS

1) A cutting tool with two opposing blades. 2) Two or more spars lashed together near their raised upper ends; used for hoisting or lowering heavy objects.

BIRDCAGED WIRE

Wire rope whose strands have been distorted into the shape of a birdcage by a sudden release of a load during a hoisting operation.

BRIDGE CRANE

A hoisting machine in which the hoisting apparatus is carried by a bridge-like structure spanning the area over which the crane operates.

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