When the vessel is literally on her side and possibly about to capsize; more often, the phrase means the vessel is listing 45 degrees or more.

Related Terms

AFT

Back of the vessel.

ASTERN

A backward movement of a vessel

ATHWARTSHIP

Across the ship, at right angles to the fore-and-aft centerline

UPBOUND

A vessel traveling upstream.

ABSORBER

That part of the low side of an absorption system, used for absorbing vapor refrigerant.

BEAM

The width of a ship. Also called breadth.

BREADTH

The width of a ship.

AFFREIGHTMENT

A hiring of a vessel

WEATHER SIDE

The side of a ship exposed to the wind.

CATAMARAN

A double hulled vessel

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