This is a category of terms, mostly nautical, but, some other terms used in the Hornblower stories.
“Whist is a classic English trick-taking card game which was played widely in the 18th and 19th...Whist
“A cutter is the smallest ship in the Royal Navy, even smaller than a sloop-of-war. Fore-and-aft...Cutter
“Regardless of what day it is, when the captain calls for Rope Yarn Sunday, it is a day of...Rope Yarn Sunday
“Windward refers to the side of a ship, island or other object exposed to the wind. Leeward or...Windward and Leeward
“A Sloop-of-war is the smallest of the warships in the British Navy. Typically fore-and-aft...Sloop of war
“The smallest of the boats carried by a ship, a jolly boat was 16-18 feet long and had 4-6 oars...Jolly boat
Pages in category "Glossary"
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