French Nautical Glossary

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{{CompactTOC}} - [[French_Nautical_Glossary#Acronyms|ACRONYMS]]
 
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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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: [http://www.cs.stir.ac.uk/~kjt/sailing/eng-fr.html Ken Turner's online English-French sailing dictionary]
  
 
==A==
 
==A==
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===Bordé===
 
===Bordé===
 
: [[Plank]].
 
: [[Plank]].
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==Bossoir==
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: [[Davit]]
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===Bouchain===
 
===Bouchain===
 
: [[Chine]]
 
: [[Chine]]
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===Davier===
 
===Davier===
 
: [[Davit]].
 
: [[Davit]].
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==Dérive-sabre
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: [[Dagger-board]]
  
 
==E==  
 
==E==  
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==G==
 
==G==
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===Gaillard d'avant===
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: [[Forecastle]]
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===Galbord===
 
===Galbord===
 
: [[Garboard strake]].
 
: [[Garboard strake]].
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==M==
 
==M==
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===Maître bau===
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: Max breadth
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===Maître couple===
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: [[Midship frame]]
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===Manoeuvre courante===
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: [[Running rigging]]
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===Manoeuvre dormante===
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: [[Standing rigging]]
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===Mantelet===
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: Port lid
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===Marsouin===
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: [[Stern knee]]
 
===Massif===
 
===Massif===
 
: [[Deadwood]].
 
: [[Deadwood]].
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===Massif d'emplanture===
 
===Massif d'emplanture===
 
: [[Mast step]].
 
: [[Mast step]].
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===Mât d'artimon===
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: [[Mizzen mast]]
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===Mât de flèche===
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: [[Topmast]]
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===Mât de misaine===
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: [[Foremast]]
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===Mât de cacatois===
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: [[Royal mast]]
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===Mât de perroquet===
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: [[Topgallant mast]]
  
 
===Membrure===
 
===Membrure===
 
: [[Frame]] or [[Frame|Rib]].
 
: [[Frame]] or [[Frame|Rib]].
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===Minot===
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: [[Boomkin]]
  
 
===Mouiller===
 
===Mouiller===
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===Pont===
 
===Pont===
 
: [[Deck]]; [[Bridge]].
 
: [[Deck]]; [[Bridge]].
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===Post d'équipage===
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: [[Forecastle]]
  
 
===Poulie===
 
===Poulie===
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===Préceinte===
 
===Préceinte===
 
: [[Wale]].
 
: [[Wale]].
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===Profondeur===
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: Depth
  
 
===Puit===
 
===Puit===
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===Taquet===
 
===Taquet===
 
: [[cleat]]
 
: [[cleat]]
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===Tirant d'eau===
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: [[Draft]]
 
===Tribord===
 
===Tribord===
 
: [[Starboard]].
 
: [[Starboard]].

Latest revision as of 19:05, 19 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

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.
Ken Turner's online English-French sailing dictionary

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

Maître bau

Max breadth

Maître couple

Midship frame

Manoeuvre courante

Running rigging

Manoeuvre dormante

Standing rigging

Mantelet

Port lid

Marsouin

Stern knee

Massif

Deadwood.

Massif d'emplanture

Mast step.

Mât d'artimon

Mizzen mast

Mât de flèche

Topmast

Mât de misaine

Foremast

Mât de cacatois

Royal mast

Mât de perroquet

Topgallant mast

Membrure

Frame or Rib.

Minot

Boomkin

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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