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Fluyt


A classic three-masted, square-rigged merchant ship of the 17th and 18th century, invented by the Dutch to be economical in operation, carrying the largest cargo and smallest crew possible. It had a w [..]
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Hound


A large timber support bracket location directly below the head of a mast, supporting the trestle trees and top.
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Hance


The step made by the drop of a hand-rail (at the top of a ship's side) to a lower level.
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Drabler


An additional strip of canvas attached to the foot of the bonnet of a fore-and-aft sail. Also spelled drabbler.
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Yoke


An early name for the steering mechanism when steering was achieved with the help of tackle connected to the tiller. Also a name used for when a boat was steered by two ropes leading from the stern to [..]
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Zulu


A Scottish lugger with a straight stem and raking sternpost.
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Zephyr


The west wind or a gentle breeze.
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Zeeland


A historical region along the southwest coast of Holland. One of the six chambers of the VOC.
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Zabra


A 16th century Spanish sailing vessel, smaller then a Galleon or Carrack. Zabra's were used for dispatch, transport and other utilitarian duties.
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Yuloh


A long oar developed by the Chinese, it is placed over the stern and used for both steering and sculling without being taken out of the water.
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