SailingStop Dictionary of Sailing Terminology An Informal Dictionary of Sailing Terminology put Together by Real Sailors. Anchor A device used to prevent or slow the motion of a boat. It is deployed off the boat (usually from the bow or stern) and attached to the boat with a line. Nov 09, 2010 · Three Sheets to the Wind: Nautical Slang in Common Usage The spoken word is an extraordinary thing. Each language and its intricacies are in a constant state of flux, with words and phrases falling in and out of common usage.

Nov 09, 2010 · Three Sheets to the Wind: Nautical Slang in Common Usage The spoken word is an extraordinary thing. Each language and its intricacies are in a constant state of flux, with words and phrases falling in and out of common usage. 2. a grommet of rope, as one used as a handle or oarlock. 3. a grommet or eye on a block to which the standing end of a fall can be secured. 4. a wooden cleat or hook secured to the shrouds of a sailing vessel to hold tacks and sheets not in use. Bedding Compound - a caulking material for mating two surfaces and making them watertight