Said of an object that is secured to another.

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ICEBERG TONGUE

A major accumulation of icebergs projecting from the coast, held in place by grounding and joined together by fast ice.

ICE BOUNDARY

The demarcation at any given time between fast ice and pack ice or between areas of pack ice of different concentrations.

ICE EDGE

The demarcation at any given time between the open sea and sea ice of any kind, whether fast or drifting.

ICEFOOT

A narrow fringe of ice attached to the coast, unmoved by tides and remaining after the fast ice has moved away.

ICE BRIDGE

1. Surface river ice of sufficient thickness to impede or prevent navigation. 2. An area of fast ice between the mainland and nearby inhabited islands used in winter as a means of travel

AGROUND

Touching or fast to the bottom.

TORPEDO BOAT DESTROYER

A type of fast and maneuverable small warship introduced in the 1890s to protect capital ships from torpedo boat attack, since increased in size and capabilities to become a longendurance warship intended to escort larger vessels in a fleet, convoy, or battle group and defend them against submarines, surface ships, aircraft, and missiles.

CLIPPER

A very fast sailing ship of the 19th century that had three or more masts, a square rig, a long, low hull, and a sharply raked stem.

BOW SPRING LINE

A bow pivot line used in docking and undocking, or to prevent the boat from moving forward or astern while made fast to a pier.

TRIPLINE

A line fast to the crown of an anchor by means of which it can be hauled out when dug too deeply or fouled; a similar line used on a sea anchor to bring it aboard.

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