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Deadeye:an item used in the standing and running rigging of traditional sailing ships. It is a smallish round thick wooden (usually lignum vitae) disc with one or more holes through it, perpendicular to the plane of the disc. Single and triple-hole deadeyes are most commonly seen. The three-holed blocks were called deadeyes because the position of the three holes resemble the eye and nose sockets of a sheep’s skull.


Burgee: a distinguishing flag, regardless of its shape, of a recreational boating organization. In most cases, they have the shape of a pennant.

Source: English

Plural: Borgini


Knuckle-timbers (nautical): The top timbers in the fore-body, the heads of which stand perpendicular and form an angle with the flare or hollow of the top side.


Kastvalla (2)

Fid, a square wooden or iron bar which takes the weight of a topmast stepped to a lower mast by being passed through holes in both masts.

Ref: JA

Plural: Kastralli


thwart:a strut placed crosswise (left/right) in a ship or boat, to brace it crosswise. In rowboats it can also serve as a seat for a rower.

Plural: Katnotti


coxswain: the person in charge of a boat, particularly its navigation and steering. The etymology of the word gives a literal meaning of “boat servant” since it comes from cock, a cockboat or other small vessel kept aboard a ship, and swain, an Old English term derived from the Old Norse sveinn meaning boy or servant.

Ref: JA

Source: English

Plural: Koksins


Person who used to be in charge of a ship’s rowers as well as its sails and holds; galleyman.

Ref: JA

Source: Italian

Plural: kometi


Rider keelson: An additional keelson, or one of several additional keelsons, bolted to the top of the main keelson of a large ship. In some documents, it was called a False keelson.