An A-Z of Sailing Terms

An A-Z of Sailing Terms

by Ian Dear
     
 

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Handy and authoritative, this invaluable guide deserves a place on every sailor's bookshelf. Abridged from the acclaimed Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea, the book provides detailed explanations of nearly 1,500 sailing terms, covering everything from 'booby-hatch' to 'growler' to 'jack in the basket' and 'throat seizing'.

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Handy and authoritative, this invaluable guide deserves a place on every sailor's bookshelf. Abridged from the acclaimed Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea, the book provides detailed explanations of nearly 1,500 sailing terms, covering everything from 'booby-hatch' to 'growler' to 'jack in the basket' and 'throat seizing'.

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From the Publisher
"Will fit into the smallest dinghy...contains in dictionary form an astonishing amount about rigging and fitting out."—Daily Telegraph

"For scholars and writers, it is indispensable; for anyone interested in boats or words, irresistable."—Motor Boat

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192800688
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/01/1999
Series:
Oxford Paperback Reference Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

About the Editors:
Ian Dear is the author of numerous books on sailing, including America's Cup, Fastnet, The Royal Yacht Squadron, and is co-author of Bunkside Companion. Peter Kemp is the editor of The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea and has written widely on sailing.

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