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lazy painter


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A rope or wire with a thimble in the end hanging vertically from a boat boom rigged out from a ship's side to which its boats are made fast when in harbour, the boat's own painter being rove through the thimble and brought back inboard and secured. This form of lazy painter is necessary since the boom is rigged several metres above the level of the water and out of reach from a boat.

Subjects: Maritime History.


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