A traditional wooden sailing boat with a rig consisting of one or two lateen sails, used in protected waters of the Red Sea and eastern Mediterranean and particularly along the Nile in Egypt and Sudan, and also in Iraq.


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CHINE

The intersection of the middle and sides of a boat

NAVAL TRAWLER

A converted trawler, or boat built in that style, used for naval purposes.

SLEEPING BERTH

A bed or sleeping accommodation on a boat or ship.

LOFTING

The technique used to convert a scaled drawing to full size used in boat construction.

BUMBOAT

A private boat selling goods.

LYING AHULL

Waiting out a storm by dousing all sails and simply letting the boat drift.

FOOTBOAT

A barges boat or dinghy.

GUARD BOAT

A boat which makes the rounds of a fleet at anchor to see that due watch is kept at night.

PITCHPOLE

To capsize a boat stern over bow, rather than by rolling over.

ICEBREAKER

A special-purpose ship or boat designed to move and navigate through ice-covered waters.

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