Dissecting the Dictionary A Ship.

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aft

 adjective
in or toward the back part of a  ship  or  airplane

amidships

 adverb
in the  middle  part of a  ship

bay

 noun
an  area  in an  airplane  or a  ship  that is  used  for  carrying goods  or  equipment

beam

 noun
the  widest  part of a  ship  from one side to the other

berth

 noun
bed  on a  train  or  ship

bilge

 noun
the bottom part of a  boat

blade

 noun
one of the flat parts of a propeller that spins around and pushes a boat or airplane forward

boom

 noun
a long  pole fixed  to the bottom of a  boat ’s  sail , that is  used  for  changing  the  direction  of the  sail

bow

 noun
the front part of a  ship

bowsprit

 noun
a long  pole  that  sticks  out from the front of a  ship

bridge

 noun
the part of a  ship  from which it is  controlled

brig

 noun
place  on a  ship  where  prisoners  are  kept

bulwarks

 noun
the sides of a ship above the deck

cabin

 noun
private room  on a  ship  for a  passenger  or one of the  people working  on the  ship

capstan

 noun
a round  piece  of  equipment  that you  turn  to  wind  a  heavy rope especially  on a  ship  or at a  port

catapult

 noun

cleat

 noun
metal object  that you  tie  a  rope  around in  order  to  fasten  something in  place especially  on a  ship

cockpit

 noun
the part of a  boat  where the  controls  are

conning tower

 noun
the part on top of a submarine from which the periscope sticks out

crow’s nest

 noun
a place near the top of a ship’s mast where a sailor stands to look out over the ocean

deck

 noun
the  outside  top part of a  ship  that you can  walk  on

deck

 noun
one of the levels on a ship, train, or stadium

escape hatch

 noun
a small door for escaping from a ship, aircraft, or submarine in an emergency

fender

 noun
piece  of  rope  or a  tire  that  protects  the side of a  boat  from  knocks

figurehead

 noun

flight deck

 noun
the  open area  on a  large ship  where  aircraft  can take off and  land

fo’c’sle

 noun

forecastle

 noun
the front part of a  ship

funnel

 noun
tube  that  lets  out  smoke  and  steam  from the  engine  of a  boat  or  old-fashioned train

galley

 noun
the  kitchen  on a  boat  or  airplane

gangplank

 noun
a long  narrow board  that you put between a  boat  and the  land , or between two  boats , so that you can  walk  across

gangway

 noun
flat board  or  metal structure  that can be put in  place  between a  ship  and  land  to  let people  get off or on the  ship

gunnel

 noun

gunwale

 noun
the  upper edge  of the side of a  boat  or  ship

hawser

 noun
a heavy cable or rope that is used for tying up or pulling a ship

helm

 noun
wheel  or  handle used  for  making  a  boat  go in the  direction  you  want

hold

 noun
the  area  in an  airplane  or  ship  that is  used  for  goods vehicles , or  suitcases

hull

 noun
the part of a ship or boat that floats on the water. The front part is called the bow and the back part is called the stern.

hydrofoil

 noun
one of the wing-shaped  pieces attached  to the bottom of a  hydrofoil

jib

 noun
a small triangular sail near the front of a boat

keel

 noun
a long thin  piece  of  wood  or  metal  along the bottom of a  boat  that  helps  it to  balance  in the  water

lanyard

 noun

mainsail

 noun

mast

 noun
tall pole  that the  sails hang  from on a  ship

masthead

 noun
the top of the mast (=tall pole) on a boat or ship

mizzen

 noun
the  sail  behind the  main sail  on a  ship

mizzen

 noun
the mast that holds the mizzen sail

muster station

 noun
place especially  on a  ship , where  people  should  gather  if there is an  emergency

oakum

 noun

oarlock

 noun
american
 the  piece  of  metal  that  holds  the  oar  of a  boat

outrigger

 noun
something that  sticks  out from the side of a  boat  and  helps  it to  float

paddle

 noun
one of the long flat boards that are joined together in the shape of a wheel, used for moving a paddle boat through the water

painter

 noun
rope attached  to the front of a  boat  and  used  for  tying  it to something such as a  post

poop

 noun
the  higher  part at the back of an  old sailing ship

port

 noun
the side of a ship or airplane that is on your left when you are looking forward. The part that is on your right is starboard.

porthole

 noun
small window  in the side of a  ship  or  airplane

promenade deck

 noun

propeller

 noun
piece  of  equipment  with  blades  that  spin used  for  moving  a  ship  or  aircraft

prow

 noun
mainly literary
 the front of a  ship  or  boat

quarterdeck

 noun
the back part of a ship’s upper deck, where the officers often live

rigging

 noun
the ropes and chains used for supporting a ship’s sails and masts

rudder

 noun
flat piece  of  wood  or other  material  at the back of a  boat  or  airplane  that is  moved  to  change  the  direction  of  travel

sail

 noun

saloon

 noun
big room  on a  ship  where  passengers  can  sit  together and  talk play games , etc.

sheet

 noun
on a sailboat, the rope that is used for controlling the sail

sickbay

 noun
room  where  sick people  go to rest and get  medical treatment  on a  ship

side

 noun
the  edge  of a  boat

spar

 noun
mainly british
 a thick  strong pole  that  supports  something such as the  sails  on a  boat  or the  wings  of an  airplane

spinnaker

 noun
an  extra sail  sometimes put on the front of a  boat used  for  racing

starboard

 noun
the right side of a ship, as seen by someone who is looking toward the front. The left side is called port.

steerage

 noun
in the  past , the part of a  passenger ship  in which  people  who had the most  inexpensive tickets traveled

stern

 noun
the back part of a ship. The front of a ship is called the bow.

stowage

 noun

sun deck

 noun
an  open area  on a  ship  where you can  enjoy  the  sun

superstructure

 noun
the part of a ship that is above the main deck

thwart

 noun
a seat across the middle of a rowboat

tiller

 noun
a long  handle  at the back of a  boat  that is  used  for  controlling  the  direction  that the  boat moves  in

topside

 adjective
on or relating to the deck of a ship

turret

 noun
high  part on a  military ship  or  vehicle  where  guns  are  attached . You can  turn  it in  order  to  shoot  the  guns  in any  direction .

waist

 noun
the  central  part of a  ship  or an  airplane

wardroom

 noun
a room on a warship used by all the officers except for the captain

waterline

 noun
the  highest point  where  water touches  the side of a  boat

wheelhouse

 noun
a small room on a boat where the wheel and other controls are


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