The aft end of the ship, also known as the poop deck.


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POPPET

1. One of the timber and steel structures supporting the fore and aft ends of a ship for launching from sliding ways. 2. A spring-loaded ball engaging a notch; a ball latch.

AFT

Back of the vessel.

ATHWART

At right angles to the fore and aft or centerline of a ship.

MIZZENMAST

The third mast, or mast aft of the mainmast, on a ship.

VESSEL SURGE

The vessel's transient motion in a fore and aft direction.

POOP DECK

The high deck on the aft superstructure of a ship.

MIZZEN

A three-masted vessel; aft sail of such a vessel

QUARTER

The sides of a boat aft of amidships.

AFTERGUARD

A crewmember who works the aft sails on the quarterdeck and poop deck

DECK SUPERVISOR

The person in charge of all evolutions and maintenance on deck; sometimes split into two groups: forward deck supervisor, aft deck supervisor.

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