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A seat to hoist a man aloft. The ropes should pass underneath the seat, so that if it breaks the he is still supported.

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BOATSWAIN'S CHAIR

A short board or swatch of heavy canvas, secured in a bridle of ropes, used to hoist a man aloft or over the ship's side for painting and similar work. Modern boatswain's chairs incorporate safety harnesses to prevent the occupant from falling.

HOIST

A cable used for lifting or lowering

BOARDING ARRANGEMENT

All gear, such as pilot ladder, accommodation ladder, hoist, etc., necessary for a safe transfer of the pilot

CHOCK-A-BLOCK

When the lower block of a tackle is pulled so tight to the upper one, so that it will hoist no higher; also called two-blocks.

DAVITS

Structure supporting sheaves or blocks that projects over a vessel's side or stern, to hoist up boats.

FISH

1) A marine animal. 2) To catch fish. 3) To hoist the flukes of an anchor up on the gunwale. 4) To strengthen a spar by fastening on other pieces.

MASTHEAD RIG

Where headsails hoist to the masthead.

CHERRY PICKER

Any of several small traveling cranes, especially one used to hoist a passenger on the end of a boom.

DRILL CAPACITY

The length of drill rod of specified size that the hoist on a diamond or rotary drill can lift or that the brake can hold on a single line.

HOIST SLACK-BRAKE SWITCH

A device that automatically cuts off power to the hoist motor and sets the brake if the links in the brake rigging require tightening or if the brakes require relining.
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