A triangular topsail with its foot extended upon the gaff.

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SAILING_BOOM

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

FOOT

1. the lower edge of any sail. 2. the bottom of a mast. 3. a measurement of 12 inches.

JACKYARD

A spar used to spread the foot of a gaff-topsail.

STRETCHER

An inclined foot rest, attached to the boat, to which a rower may place and in some instances (usually in competition) attach his feet.

TABERNACLE

A large bracket attached firmly to the deck, to which the foot of the mast is fixed. It has two sides or cheeks and a bolt forming the pivot around which the mast is raised and lowered

TEU

A unit of measurement equal to the space occupied by a standard twenty foot container. Used in stating the capacity of container vessel or storage area. One 40 ft. Container is equal to two TEU's.

TWENTY FOOT EQUIVALENT UNIT

A unit of measurement equal to the space occupied by a standard twenty foot container. Used in stating the capacity of container vessel or storage area. One 40 ft. Container is equal to two TEU's.

COMPUTED POINT

In the construction of the line of position by the Marcq St. Hilaire method, the foot of the perpendicular from the assumed position to the line of position. Also called SUMNER POINT.

CONTINENTAL RISE

A gentle slope rising from oceanic depths toward the foot of a continental slope

FEU

Forty Foot Equivalent Units for Containers.

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