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When the centerline plane of a ship is not vertical, the ship is said to list, or to heel

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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

SPREAD

The divergence of the air stream in a horizontal or vertical plane after it leaves the outlet.

WEATHER SIDE

The side of a ship exposed to the wind.

DOGWATCH

A short, evening period of watch duty on a ship

FARDAGE

A wood placed in bottom of ship to keep cargo dry

HORIZONTALLY POLARIZED WAVE

A plane polarized electromagnetic wave in which the electric field vector is in a horizontal plane.

HEXAGON

A closed plane figure having six sides

HORIZONTAL

Parallel to the plane of the horizon; perpendicular to the direction of gravity
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