To approach closer to the shore or wind

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TO HAUL

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

HEAD WIND

Wind from ahead of the vessel

GROIN

A structure (usually one of a group) extending approximately perpendicular from a shore to protect the shore from erosion by tides currents, or waves or to trap sand for making a beach.

HARMATTAN

The dry, dusty trade wind blowing off the Sahara Desert across the Gulf of Guinea and the Cape Verde Islands. Sometimes called the DOCTOR, because of its supposed healthful properties.

GUST

1. A sudden brief increase in the speed of the wind of more transient character than a squall, and followed by a lull or slackening of the wind. 2. The violet wind or squall that accompanies a thunder- storm.

HIGH WATER LINE

1. The intersection of the land with the water surface at an elevation of high water. 2. The line along the shore to which the waters normally reach at high water

CHILL FACTOR

Calculated number based on temperature and wind velocity.

ICE RIND

A brittle shiny crust of ice formed on a quiet surface by direct freezing or from grease ice, usually in water of low salinity. Of thickness to about 5 centimeters, ice rind is easily broken by wind or swell, commonly breaking into rectangular pieces.

HURRICANE

Wind of force 12 (64 knots and higher or 73 miles per hour and higher) on the Beaufort wind scale.

MULTIPLE TIDE STAFF

A succession of tide staffs on a sloping shore so placed that the vertical graduations on the several staffs will form a continuous scale referred to the same datum.

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