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1 The upper, after corner of the four-sided gaff-rigged sail. The halyards used to hoist the outer end of a gaff sail are known as peak halyards. For illus. see gaff rig.

2 The end of the palm of an anchor; the ‘k’ is not pronounced when used in connection with an anchor and the word is often written as ‘pea’.

Subjects: Maritime History.


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