gammon iron

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A circular iron band used to hold a bowsprit to the stem of a sailing vessel. In the days when a bowsprit was fitted to a yacht, the gammon iron had two metal sheaves fixed on either side which acted as fairleads for the anchor cable.

Subjects: Maritime History.

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