To make fast.

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PADLOCK

An unmounted lock with a shackle that can be opened and closed; the shackle is usually passed through an eye, then closed to secure a hasp.

LOCKNUT

[DESENG] 1.A nut screwed downfirmly against another or against a washer to prevent loosening. Also known as jam nut. 2. A nut that is self-locking when tightened. 3. A nut fitted to the end of a pipe to secure it and prevent leakage.

BELAY

To secure a rope by winding on a pin or cleat

OUTRIGGER

A spar extended from side of ship to help secure mast

BATTEN DOWN

Secure hatches and loose objects both within the hull and on deck.

GASKET

A rope used to secure a sail (particularly the topsail) when stowed

ANCHOR

A device used to secure a ship to the sea floor

TO ANCHOR

To use the anchor to secure a ship to the sea floor. If more than one anchor is used the ship is moored.

HATCH BATTENS

Flat bars which are wedged against hatch coamings to secure tarpaulin

CHAIN STOPPER

A device used to secure the chain cable when riding at anchor, thereby relieving the strain on the windlass

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