Fore-and-aft inclination from the vertical


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POPPET

1. One of the timber and steel structures supporting the fore and aft ends of a ship for launching from sliding ways. 2. A spring-loaded ball engaging a notch; a ball latch.

ATHWARTSHIP

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

SAILING_BOOM

A spar attached to the foot of a fore-and-aft sail.

ATHWART

At right angles to the fore and aft or centerline of a ship.

VESSEL SURGE

The vessel's transient motion in a fore and aft direction.

LATEEN SAIL

The fore-and-aft triangular sail set on a long yard mounted at an angle to the mast.

BULWARK

Fore-and-aft vertical plating immediately above the upper edge of the sheer strake

MASTHEAD LIGHT

A white light situated on the fore and aft centerline of a ship

GIRDER

A continuous member usually running fore and aft under a deck for the purpose of supporting the deck beams and deck

CATWALK

A raised walkway running fore and aft from the midship

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