To come to a sudden stop.

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To stop a sailing vessel, especially by turning into the wind.


A narrow basin or vessel used for the construction, maintenance, and repair of ships, boats, and other watercraft that can be flooded to allow a load to be floated in, then drained to allow that load to come to rest on a dry platform.


When two boats are approaching each other from any angle and this angle remains the same over time (constant bearing) they are on a collision course. Because of the implication of disaster (ships might collide) it has come to mean a problem or an obstacle which is heading your way. Often used in the sense of a warning, as in 'watch out for this problem you might not see coming.


Having come to the surface from below the water.


has a lower boom and a gaff boom that attaches to the mainmast. The sail is a quadrangle. Does not come to windward as well as "modern" rigs but has less windage aloft when sail is reduced, and a powerful full sail when running.


The maximum slope at which a heap of any loose or fragmented solid material will stand without sliding, or will come to rest when poured or dumped in a pile or on a slope. Also known as angle of repose.

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