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Illustrated Nautical Dictionary, unabridged

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Patterson’s Illustrated Nautical Dictionary, unabridged

by Howard Patterson (1891)
As the title suggests, lots of pictures and I found some especially interesting. For example, page 58, a boat chock for holding ships’ boats on deck that is notched to allow a clinkerbuilt boat to sit securely; page 55, the knots for a bosuns chair. It is worth a look.

Patterson's Illustrated Nautical Dictionary, unabridged 1891.pdf

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Definitely a "keeper!" Thanks for sharing. I've not seen this one before.


My first stop in the dictionary department has always been the Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea, from the publishers of the Oxford English Dictionary. I have a hardcover first edition, but it's now out in a later second edition, hardcover and paperback, and, also accessible on line by subscription:





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