The Way Of The Pirates
History of Piracy
– The system of ropes, wires and chains used to support and operate the masts, sails, booms and yards of a ship.
– A large pole (spar) resin above the deck of a ship and supports sails and rigging.
– The front mast on a ship or any other sailing vessel.
– The middle, primary mast on a ship or any other sailing vessel.
– The aftermost mast on a ship or any other sailing vessel.
- A large piece of material like cloth, set on mast and used to speed up sailing by being placed in the wind.
– A rectangular sail attached on yard, hanging symmetrically across the mast.
– A triangular sail set behind mast, attached to a gaff and boom, parallel with a keel.
– A triangular sail, set on a long yard and sometimes supported with boom.
- A small fore-and-aft sail extending from the fore-topmast head to the jib-boom.
- A small fore-and-aft sail used during the storm conditions and placed instead of the regular sail.
- The largest and lowest square sail on a mast
– A fore-and-aft sail on an aftermost mast, bent with a gaff and boom.
- A wooden or metal pole used for rigging such as mast, yard, gaff, boom, etc.
– A pole which extends forward from the bow of a ship.
– A pole which horizontally crosses a mast.
- A swinging pole used to extend the top of a fore-and-aft sail away from a mast and support it.
- A horizontal pole used to extend the foot of a fore-and-aft sail from a mast and support it.
- A heavy rope, cable or wire used as support for a mast or spar.
–A frame or body of any sailing vessel.
– The bottom of a hull, scratching from bow to stern.
– A metal or wood plate mounted at the stern, used to maneuvers a ship.
– A water-tight structure dividing a ship into compartments.
Abaft or aft
– A rear section of the ship.
- The front part of a ship.
– A horizontal platform covering a hull from one side of a ship to the other.
– An enclosed structure, a rear part of a deck.
– The aftermost part of a ship. A captain office and officers' quarters.
-The part of upper deck at fore end of ship; the forward part of a ship with living quarters.
- The highest part of a deck in some vessels.
-The sleeping and living quarters below main deck or built-in bed on a ship.
-The lowest deck on a ship, used for covering storage.
–The bottom of a ship, the transition between the bottom and the sides.
– The openings, spreading along edges of a deck and allow water to drain off into the sea.