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Announced when the anchor just clears the bottom at retrieval.

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SHELL PLATING

The plates forming the outer side and bottom skin of the hull

FARDAGE

A wood placed in bottom of ship to keep cargo dry

HOLDING GROUND

The bottom ground of an anchorage. The expression is usually used with a modifying adjective to indicate the quality of the holding power of the material constituting the bottom

ICE ANCHOR

An anchor designed for securing a vessel to ice

UP FLOW

The operation of an ion-exchange unit in which solutions are passed in at the bottom and out at the top of the container.

BILL

The extremity of the arm of an anchor; the point of or beyond the fluke.

FOOT

1. the lower edge of any sail. 2. the bottom of a mast. 3. a measurement of 12 inches.

DAVY JONES LOCKER

An idiom for the bottom of the sea.

BREAM

To clean a ship's bottom by burning off seaweed

GUARD BOAT

A boat which makes the rounds of a fleet at anchor to see that due watch is kept at night.
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