from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Nautical: A strong bar of oak used to secure the ports in a gale, by bracing the closed port on the inside.
- noun A boom formed of spars or trees lashed together, and moored across the entrance of a port to prevent entrance or egress.
- noun Same as
bar, 4 .
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On lower deck casts off port-lanyards and muzzle-lashing; removes port-bar and passes it to the men at the left side of the gun, who lay it amidships; bears out port.
The 2d Loader and 1st Shellman bring the port-bar to the Loader and
1ST SPONGER casts loose port-lanyards and aids 1st Loader in removing upper half ports and letting down lower ones, and on lower decks in removing the port-bar, bearing out the port and taking off the muzzle-lashings; takes out tompion, and passes it to 2d Sponger, who hangs it amidships; places chocking-quoin on the right side of the gun, near the ship's side.