A large loose footed masthead jib.


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LOOSE FOOTED

A mainsail that is not connected to a boom along its foot.

BACKSTAY

The stay extending from ship's mastheads to the side of the ship

CROSSTREES

A horizontal crosspieces at a masthead used to support ship's mast

PENDANT

1. A length of wire or rope secured at one end to a mast or spar and having a block or other fitting at the lower end. 2. A length of wire or rope hooked to a tackle on leeboards. 3. A long, thin triangular flag flown from the masthead of a military ship (as opposed to a burgee, the flags thus flown on yachts).

BACKSTAYS

Rigging supports from the masthead to reduce forward bending when the force of the wind is from astern.

BERMUDAN, BERMUDIAN RIG

A mainsail hoisted to the masthead and having a pointed top, with no additional spars near the head.

GANTLINE

A rope rove through a masthead block used to haul aloft. A line run overboard by a gangway for an emergency line.

MASTHEAD

The top of a mast.

PIPE BOX

In a pipework installation, a casing packed with loose insulation to enclose a set of pipes.

LOOPING

Laying a parallel pipeline along another, or along just a section of it, to increase loose pulley

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