Glossary

Using reference material, this glossary has been designed to provide you with a basic explanation or definition of each of the terms provided.  This glossary will be constantly updated so please contact us, if you would like us to comment of any of the terminology used.

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oakum
strands of old hemp rope teased and tarred, and used for caulking plank seams
oar bed
a recess cut into a washstrake or top strake to accommodate an oar
oar port
a hole cut in the upper strake through which an oar is worked
oxter plate
a complex shaped shell plate situated adjacent to the sternpost immediately below the counter or transom, fitted where the sternframe meets the counter
Source: Maritime Curators Group: Manual of Curatorship
oyster dredger
a fishing vessel which tows a dredger to gather oysters. This is an iron wedge shaped contrivance with a small net attached. Towed behind the vessel the iron wedge loosens the oysters and they fall into the net
Source: National Monuments Record: Maritime Craft Type Thesaurus

keel bar:

metal bar forming the keel of a metal vessel