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1 A pair of triangular wooden boards which were occasionally fixed to the palm of an anchor to increase its holding power on the bottom. An anchor treated in this way was said to be shod.

2 A block of wood with a hole in it which fitted the sharp bill of the anchor flukes to protect the ship's side when the anchor was being fished.

3 A term occasionally used to describe a false keel.

4 The projection of the keel abaft the stern frame on which the spindle of the rudder rests.

5 A plank on which the heels of sheer legs are placed.

Subjects: Maritime History.

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