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The Sailor's Illustrated Dictionary

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Publisher Comments:

Have you ever been caught in the doldrums? Can you spot the difference between a ketch and a yawl? Do you know when you are ready to jibe or whether one "fakes" or "flakes" a line? This richly diverse language of contemporary seafaring is a curious blend of terms, reflecting generations of the sailor's enterprise. Some of the oldest terms still retain their original meanings from before Shakespeare's day; other old terms have subtly shifted meaning over the years. Still others, brand-new and freshly minted from desktop computers, spring up fully jargoned and acronymed. Thompson Lenfestey's The Sailor's Illustrated Dictionary, the most modern , comprehensive and accurate reference of its kind to appear in forty years, gathers more than 9,000 nautical terms and makes sense of them. It covers the whole scope of contemporary seafaring - from supertankers to dinghies, from naval warfare to pleasure yachting, and from sail to oar. This is an essential reference work to own, whether you are a merchant shipper, a racing yachter, or a Navy sailor, not to mention a historian, writer, or just anyone who loves the sea. (8 1/4 x 10 1/4, 564 pages, illustrations)

Synopsis:

A comprehensive lexicon of over 9000 terms and phrases used by seafarers past and present

Product Details

ISBN:
9781585742813
With:
Lenfestey, Thompson, Jr.
Foreword:
Lenfestey, Tom
With:
Lenfestey, Thompson, Jr.
Author:
Lenfestey, Thompson, Jr.
Author:
Lenfestey, T.
Author:
Lenfestey, Tom
Author:
Raisch, K. B.
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Dictionaries
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - Engineering
Subject:
Sailing
Subject:
Naval art and science
Subject:
Sailing - General
Subject:
Water Sports
Edition Number:
First edition
Edition Description:
First
Series Volume:
#37
Publication Date:
20010601
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
illustrations
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
10.00 x 8.00 in

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