1. A sailing ship that has been cut down to reduce the number of decks. 2. To cut down a sailing ship to reduce the number of decks.

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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

WEATHER SIDE

The side of a ship exposed to the wind.

FREEBOARD DECK

Deck to which freeboard is measured

TO HAUL

To change the course of a sailing vessel to bring the wind farther forward, usually used with up, such as haul up.

DOGWATCH

A short, evening period of watch duty on a ship

TWEEN DECK

The space between any two adjacent decks

FARDAGE

A wood placed in bottom of ship to keep cargo dry

FORESAIL

The lowest sail set on the foremast of square-rigged ship

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