French Nautical Glossary

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===à clin===
 
===à clin===
 
: [[Clinker-built]]
 
: [[Clinker-built]]
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===à côte de
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: Beside
  
 
===à franc-bord===
 
===à franc-bord===
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: Approach / d'abord - at first
 
: Approach / d'abord - at first
  
===aboutir===
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===accoître===
: To come to an end, reach
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: To increase
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===acquis===
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: Established
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===Agrandir===
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: To enlarge
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===Aigu / aiguë
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: Sharp, acute
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===Aiguille===
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: Needle
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===Aile de derive===
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: [[Skeg]], fin at the stern minimizing leeway.
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===Ajouter===
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: To add
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===Alléger===
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: To lighten
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===Amener===
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: To bring
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===Amure===
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: [[Tack]], [[clew line]]
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:'''Point d'amure''' - [[clew line]]
  
 
===Anse===
 
===Anse===
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===Ancre à jet===
 
===Ancre à jet===
 
: [[Kedge | Kedge anchor]].
 
: [[Kedge | Kedge anchor]].
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===Apiquer===
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: To peak a yard
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===Aplustre===
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: Aphlastron, aftermost piece of the ship
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===Apostis===
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: [[Outrigger]]
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===Appui===
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: Support
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===Armature===
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: Framework
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===Arrimage===
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: Stowage, trimming of the hold.
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: '''Arrimer''': To stow, to trim.
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===Au dessous===
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: Below.  Also: en dessous
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===Au dessu===
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: Above
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===au-delà===
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: Beyond
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===Aviron===
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: [[Oar]] or [[Paddle]]
  
 
==B==
 
==B==

Revision as of 22:31, 15 November 2010

Glossary of French nautical terms

Contents: Top - 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z - ACRONYMS

A

à clin

Clinker-built

===à côte de

Beside

à franc-bord

Carvel-built

abattage du mât

Lowering of the mast

abattre le mât

To lower the mast

abord

Approach / d'abord - at first

accoître

To increase

acquis

Established

Agrandir

To enlarge

===Aigu / aiguë

Sharp, acute

Aiguille

Needle

Aile de derive

Skeg, fin at the stern minimizing leeway.

Ajouter

To add

Alléger

To lighten

Amener

To bring

Amure

Tack, clew line
Point d'amure - clew line

Anse

Cove.

Ancre

Anchor

Ancre de bossoir

Bower anchor.

Ancre de touée

Stream anchor.

Ancre à jet

Kedge anchor.

Apiquer

To peak a yard

Aplustre

Aphlastron, aftermost piece of the ship

Apostis

Outrigger

Appui

Support

Armature

Framework

Arrimage

Stowage, trimming of the hold.
Arrimer: To stow, to trim.

Au dessous

Below. Also: en dessous

Au dessu

Above

au-delà

Beyond

Aviron

Oar or Paddle

B

Bâbord

Port (left).

Baleinière

Whale boat.

Barrotin

Deck stringer.

Bau

(pl.:Baux) Beam.

Bordé

Planking.

Brion

Forefoot.

C

Cabestan

Capstan.

Câble-chaine

Chain-cable.

Cale

Hold.

Canot

Boat

Canot à vapeur

Steam-launch

Canot de sauvetage

Life-boat

Carène

Hull.

Carlingue

Keelson.

Carlinguot

Sister Keelson.

Chaloupe

Launch (boat)

Côtre

Cutter (boat)

Couple

Frame.

D

Dalot

Scupper.

Davier

Davit.

E

Embarcation

Boat.

Épave

Wreck.

Étambot

Sternpost.

Étanchéité

Watertightness.

Étrave

Stem.

F

G

Galbord

Garboard strake.

Guigue

Gig (boat).

Grand canot

Long boat

H

I

J

Jambette de pavois

Bulwark stanchion.

K

L

Lisse de pavois

Bulwark rail.

Lisse de plat bord

Gunwale.

M

Massif

Deadwood.

Massif d'emplanture

Mast step.

Membrure

Frame or Rib.

N

Navire

Ship.

O

P

Pavois

Bulwark.

Petit canot (Yole)

Jolly-boat.

Pinasse

Pinnace.

Pompe

Pump.

Pompe de cale

Bilge pump.

Pont

Deck; Bridge.

Préceinte

Wale.

Puit

Pump well.

Q

Quille

Keel.

R

S

Serre

Stringer; .

Surbau

(plural: surbaux) Coaming; Rider beam .

T

Tribord

Starboard.

Treuil

Winch.

U

V

Vaigrage

Ceiling.

Vireveau

Winch.

Virure

Strake.

W

X

Y

Z

Acronyms

Acronym -
M Membrure Membrure, frame.
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