A heavy rope or chain for mooring a ship

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BOLTROPE

A strong rope stitched to edges of a sail

BUMPKIN

The spar projecting from stern of ship

TRAMP FREIGHTER

A cargo ship engaged in the tramp trade.

CORDAGE

Ropes in the rigging of a ship

CORDAGE

Ropes in the rigging of a ship

WEATHER SIDE

The side of a ship exposed to the wind.

BELAY

To secure a rope by winding on a pin or cleat

DERRICK

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

BRIGHT STOCK

A heavy residual lubricant stock with low pour point, used in finished blends to provide good bearing film strength, prevent scuffing, and reduce oil consumption. Usually identified by its viscosity, SUS at 210°F or cSt at 100°C.

DOGWATCH

A short, evening period of watch duty on a ship

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