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

Related Terms

AFT

Back of the vessel.

BOLTROPE

A strong rope stitched to edges of a sail

FREEBOARD DECK

Deck to which freeboard is measured

TWEEN DECK

The space between any two adjacent decks

FORESAIL

The lowest sail set on the foremast of square-rigged ship

FLY BY NIGHT

A large sail used only for sailing downwind, requiring little attention.

SAILING_BOOM

A spar attached to the foot of a fore-and-aft sail.

AHULL

1. lying broadside to the sea. 2. to ride out a storm with no sails and helm held to leeward.

CLEW

The lower corners of square sails or the corner of a triangular sail at the end of the boom.

FANTAIL

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

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