"Nautical-with ends pointing upward. Image: Man-of-war with Yards a-cockbill."-Whitney, 1902

A-cockbill

"Nautical-with ends pointing upward. Image: Man-of-war with Yards a-cockbill."-Whitney, 1902

To wind in rings, as a rope.

Coil

To wind in rings, as a rope.

"Iron rods leading from the futtock-plates to an iron band round the topmast or lower mast." -Whitney, 1911

Futtock Shrouds

"Iron rods leading from the futtock-plates to an iron band round the topmast or lower mast." -Whitney,…

Gulliver is discovered at sea by a crew of Englishmen, who help him out of his box.

Gulliver climbing out

Gulliver is discovered at sea by a crew of Englishmen, who help him out of his box.

An illustration of marrying two ropes.

Marrying of Ropes

An illustration of marrying two ropes.

One of a series of small ropes or lines which transverse the shrouds horizontally, thus forming steps or ladders for going aloft.

Ratlines

One of a series of small ropes or lines which transverse the shrouds horizontally, thus forming steps…

"Running-part. Naut., that part of a rope which is hauled upon is called the hauling-part (b), the part between the blocks is the running-part (a), and the part which is made fast is referred to as the standing-part (c)." -Whitney, 1911

Running Part

"Running-part. Naut., that part of a rope which is hauled upon is called the hauling-part (b), the part…

Two seizings, a class of knots used to bind two parts of the same rope or to another object.

Seizing

Two seizings, a class of knots used to bind two parts of the same rope or to another object.