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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quarter
portion of the vessel around the stern: termed the PORT QUARTER or STARBOARD QUARTER according to position
quarter deck
a low raised deck aft, not as high as the poop
Source: Maritime Curators Group: Manual of Curatorship
quarter knee
a knee connecting the transom to the gunwale
quarter rudder
a steering device hinged at the side of the stern of a vessel

thole pin:

a single pin or one of a pair rising vertically from the sheer and acting in a variety of ways to provide a fulcrum for the oar