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1 An additional strip of canvas laced originally to the foot of sails on a fore-and-aft rig and to courses in square-rigged ships to increase the area exposed to the wind. In the 19th century bonnets were also used to secure the foot of an upper topsail to a lower topsail yard.

See also drabler.

See also drabler.

2 The name given to a covering on the top of a navel pipe to prevent water going down it. For illus.

see cable-holder.

see cable-holder.

Subjects: Maritime History.


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