In appearance from the vantage point of a lookout or other person viewing activity in the vicinity of a ship, e.g., another ship off the starboard bow with her side facing the viewer's ship could be described as 'broad on the starboard bow' of the viewer's ship.

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TRAILBOARD

A decorative board at the bow of a vessel, sometimes bearing the vessel's name.

BUMPKIN

The spar projecting from stern of ship

ABSORBER

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

TRAMP FREIGHTER

A cargo ship engaged in the tramp trade.

CORDAGE

Ropes in the rigging of a ship

WEATHER SIDE

The side of a ship exposed to the wind.

WEATHER SIDE

The side of a ship exposed to the wind.

DOGWATCH

A short, evening period of watch duty on a ship

SHELL PLATING

The plates forming the outer side and bottom skin of the hull

FARDAGE

A wood placed in bottom of ship to keep cargo dry

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