A series of directions and distances, such as when a sailing vessel beats into the wind, a steam vessel zigzags, or a surveyor makes measurements for determination of position.

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AFT

Back of the vessel.

ASTERN

A backward movement of a vessel

ATHWARTSHIP

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

UPBOUND

A vessel traveling upstream.

BEAM

The width of a ship. Also called breadth.

BREADTH

The width of a ship.

AFFREIGHTMENT

A hiring of a vessel

RETURN-STEAM CONDENSATE

That steam produced by a boiler which returns to the boiler after it has condensed.

CATAMARAN

A double hulled vessel

COLLIER

Vessel used for transporting coal.

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