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1 The fitting at the end of a gaff or boom that permits it to ride smoothly against a mast.

See also horns.

See also horns.

2 The distance between adjacent strands on a rope. It gives a measure of the hardness or tightness of the lay—the shorter the distance the harder the lay.

See also long-jawed.

See also long-jawed.

Subjects: Maritime History.


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