French Nautical Glossary

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Other sites to visit:
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: [http://ledidemi.ifrance.com/ Le Dico de Michelus - Links on left include a comprehensive glossary in French]
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: [http://www.olf.gouv.qc.ca/ressources/gdt.html Le grand dictionnaire terminologique - Includes many technical dictionaries, including marine. Very useful for direct translations of words.]
  
 
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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

Other sites to visit:

Le Dico de Michelus - Links on left include a comprehensive glossary in French
Le grand dictionnaire terminologique - Includes many technical dictionaries, including marine. Very useful for direct translations of words.

A

à clin

Clinker-built

à côte de

Beside

à franc-bord

Carvel-built

à l'arriere

[aft] / abaft

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

Avant

Bow

Aviron

Oar or Paddle

B

Bâbord

Port (left).

Balancine

Lift

Baleinière

Whale boat.

Banc

Bench
banc de nage - rowing thwarts or benches

Barreur

Helmsmen

Barrot

Cross-beam

Barrotin

Deck stringer.

Bateau

Boat

Bau

(pl.:Baux) Beam.

Beaupré

Bowsprit

Bélier

Battering ram

Bitte

Bitt
Bittes de remorque - towing bitts.
Bitte d'amarrage = bollard

Bôme

Boom

Bord

Side (of a ship).

Bordage

Planking

Bordé

Plank.

=Bossoir

Davit

Bouchain

Chine

Bras

Brace

Brion

Forefoot.

C

Cabestan

Capstan.

Câble-chaine

Chain-cable.

Cabrion d'arrêt

Cleat

Cadène

Chain-plate

Cale

Hold.

Calfater

to caulk

Canot

Boat

Canot à vapeur

Steam-launch

Canot de sauvetage

Life-boat

Carène

Hull.

Caréner

to careen

Carlingue

Keelson.

Carlinguot

Sister Keelson.

Chaîne

Chain

Chaloupe

Launch (boat)

Côtre

Cutter (boat)

Couple

Frame.

D

Dalot

Scupper.

Davier

Davit.

===Dérive-sabre

Dagger-board

E

Embarcation

Boat.

Épave

Wreck.


Équipage

Crew

Étambot

Sternpost.

Étai

Fore stay
étai arrière - Back stay

Étanchéité

Watertightness.

Étrave

Stem.

F

G

Gaillard d'avant

Forecastle

Galbord

Garboard strake.

Guigue

Gig (boat).

Grand canot

Long boat

H

I

J

Jambette de pavois

Bulwark stanchion.

K

L

Largeur

Beam (dimension)

Latte

Batten

Lisse de pavois

Bulwark rail.

Lisse de plat bord

Gunwale.

M

Massif

Deadwood.

Massif d'emplanture

Mast step.

Mât de misaine

Foremast

Membrure

Frame or Rib.

Mouiller

To anchor

N

Navire

Ship.

O

P

Pavois

Bulwark.

Petit canot (Yole)

Jolly-boat.

Pinasse

Pinnace.

Pompe

Pump.

Pompe de cale

Bilge pump.

Pont

Deck; Bridge.

Post d'équipage

Forecastle

Poulie

Block

Préceinte

Wale.

Profondeur

Depth

Puit

Pump well.

Q

Quille

Keel.
Quille latérale / quille de bouchain / biquille- bilge keel
quille de dérive - centerboard

R

S

Serre

Stringer; .

Surbau

(plural: surbaux) Coaming; Rider beam .

T

Taquet

cleat

Tirant d'eau

Draft

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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