a docking place for a boat, as between wharves.
barge spike. 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.