Definition of Aback

Aback adv. means: Backward against the mast; -- said of the sails when pressed by the wind.

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Aback adv. means: Backward against the mast; -- said of the sails when pressed by the wind.

Meaning of Aback

Aback (adv.) means: Backward against the mast; -- said of the sails when pressed by the wind.

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Aback (adv.): Behind; in the rear.

Aback (n.): An abacus.

Abox (adv. & a.): Braced aback.

Aback (adv.): Toward the back or rear; backward.

Aback (adv.): Backward against the mast; -- said of the sails when pressed by the wind.

Jam (v. t.): To bring (a vessel) so close to the wind that half her upper sails are laid aback.

Chapel (v. t.): To cause (a ship taken aback in a light breeze) so to turn or make a circuit as to recover, without bracing the yards, the same tack on which she had been sailing.

Boxhaul (v. t.): To put (a vessel) on the other tack by veering her short round on her heel; -- so called from the circumstance of bracing the head yards abox (i. e., sharp aback, on the wind).

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Meaning of Aback

Aback means: 1. Turning a sailing ship so the wind hits the forward face of the sail. Done to create a braking effect to a sailing ship. It is detrimental when a sailing ship accidentally goes aback when tacking as it quickly loses its momentum. 2. A sailor might be said to be "all aback" if he/she is confused or surprised.

Meaning of prendre de court

prendre de court means: catch someone unawares; take someone aback

Meaning of All Aback

All Aback means: With all sails filling from the opposite side from which they are trimmed.

Meaning of tomber des nues

tomber des nues means: be completely taken aback (lit.: fall from the clouds)

Meaning of tomber des nues

tomber des nues means: fall off one’s chair; be completely taken aback

Meaning of gobsmacked

gobsmacked means: adj surprised; taken aback: I was completely gobsmacked... I didn’t even know she was pregnant.

Meaning of Feathering Oars

Feathering Oars means: The turning of the blade of an oar from the vertical to the horizontal while it is being taken aback for the next stroke. This reduces the windage on the blade thus reducing the effort expended.

Meaning of Bagpipe the Mizzen

Bagpipe the Mizzen means: To bagpipe the mizen is to lay it aback, by bringing the sheet to the mizen-shrouds. (at least to the mid 1700s --1769)

Meaning of Box Off

Box Off means: In a square rigged ship, the act of hauling the head sheets to windward and laying the head:yards flat aback in order to bring the ships head out of the wind while tacking. This is done when helm action alone is insufficient.

Meaning of BringTo:

BringTo: means: To bring a sailing vessel to a stop with her sails still set. This can be accomplished on a square rigged ship by bracing the yards aback on her foremast; on fore:and:aft rigged boats it is done by bringing her head into the wind so that the sails are no longer drawing.

Meaning of Aback

Aback means: Behind; in the rear.

Meaning of Aback

Aback means: An abacus.

Meaning of Abox

Abox means: Braced aback.

Meaning of Aback

Aback means: Toward the back or rear; backward.

Meaning of Aback

Aback means: Backward against the mast; -- said of the sails when pressed by the wind.

Meaning of Jam

Jam means: To bring (a vessel) so close to the wind that half her upper sails are laid aback.

Meaning of Chapel

Chapel means: To cause (a ship taken aback in a light breeze) so to turn or make a circuit as to recover, without bracing the yards, the same tack on which she had been sailing.

Meaning of Boxhaul

Boxhaul means: To put (a vessel) on the other tack by veering her short round on her heel; -- so called from the circumstance of bracing the head yards abox (i. e., sharp aback, on the wind).

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