Definitions

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  • n. The act or process of daubing a vessel's bottom near the surface of the water with a mixture of tallow, sulphur, and resin, as a temporary protection against worms, after the slime, shells, etc., have been scraped off.
  • n. Sheathing a vessel with planking over felt.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of daubing a vessel's bottom near the surface of the water with a mixture of tallow, sulphur, and resin, as a temporary protection against worms, after the slime, shells, etc., have been scraped off.
  • n. Sheathing a vessel with planking over felt.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nautical: The operation of painting that part of a ship's copper which is above the water-line.
  • n. The process of removing grass, slime, etc., from the side of a ship, and daubing it over with a mixture of tallow, sulphur, and resin.

Etymologies

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