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Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

An old sailing ship expression used in the days of square-riggers rigged with yards. To lay the head-yards abox was to lay them square to the foremast in order to heave to. This brought the...

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abox

Edited by I. C. B. Dear and Peter Kemp.

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 93 words.

an old sailing ship expression used in the days of square-riggers rigged with yards. To lay the head-yards abox

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abox

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

An old sailing ship expression used in the days of square-riggers rigged with yards. To lay the head-yards abox was to lay them square to the foremast in order to heave to. This brought the...

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to brace

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

To swing round, by means of braces, the yards of a square-rigged ship to present a more efficient sail surface to the direction of the wind. By bracing the yards at different angles to the...

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