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Sailors appointed to board an enemy ship, or to repel such attempts by an enemy. In the British Navy during the days of sail four men from each gun's crew were generally designated as boarders. Their duties, after capturing the enemy ship, were to man the pumps, repair the rigging as much as possible to make the ship seaworthy, and trim the sails so it could be sailed away as a prize.

See also enter, to.

See also enter, to.

Subjects: Maritime History.

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