a square spike with a chisel point.
a warrant officer on a warship, or a petty officer on a merchant vessel, in charge of rigging, anchors, cables, etc. Historical Examples Sturdy and Strong G. A. Henty Howard Pyle’s Book of Pirates Howard Pyle The Survivors of the Chancellor Jules Verne Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper Jack Tier or The Florida Reef James […]
a high-pitched whistle used by a boatswain for giving signals.
a seat composed of a plank suspended in a horizontal position from ropes, used by painters and other persons who work on the exteriors of buildings, ships, etc., while seated at a considerable height. noun (nautical) a seat consisting of a short flat board slung from ropes, used to support a person working on the […]