An A-Z of Sailing Terms

An A-Z of Sailing Terms

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This guide has entries for booby-hatch, growler, jack in the basket, "tiddley", and throat seizing, it is also a readable reference work for the interested landlubber. Abridged from the "Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea", the book provides detailed explanations of nearly 1,500 sailing terms. As well as navigational and meteorological definitions, there are entries on weather lore, sailing expressions, and catch phrases - "to the bitter end", for example, is a sailing term that has now passed into general use. The 150 illustrations are themselves a guide to rigs and rigging, knots, tackles, and a wide variety of onboard fittings and more

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  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 127 x 193.04 x 17.78mm | 181.44g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • numerous line drawings
  • 0192861476
  • 9780192861474

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"Will fit into the smallest dinghy...contains in dictionary form an astonishing amount about rigging and fitting out."--Daily Telegraph"For scholars and writers, it is indispensable; for anyone interested in boats or words, irresistable."--Motor Boatshow more

About Ian Dear

About the Editors Ian Dear is the author of numerous books on sailing, including America's Cup, Fastnet, The Royal Yacht Squadron, and is co-author of Bunkside Companion. Peter Kemp is the editor of The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea and has written widely on more

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