Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A boom having one end fastened to the side of the ship abreast of the fore swifter, used at sea to extend the foot of the lower studdingsail. In port it is swung out at right angles so that boats may be fastened to it. Also called lower boom.

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Examples

  • As the brig came more upon the wind, she felt it more, and we doused the sky-sails, but kept the weather studding-sails on her, bracing the yards forward so that the swinging-boom nearly touched the spritsail yard.

    Two years before the mast, and twenty-four years after: a personal narrative

  • Clyde walked along the rail till he came to the swinging-boom, where the boats which had been lowered for use after dinner were fastened.

    Up The Baltic Young America in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark

  • As the brig came more upon the wind, she felt it more, and we doused the sky-sails, but kept the weather studding-sails on her, bracing the yards forward so that the swinging-boom nearly touched the sprit-sail yard.

    Two Years Before the Mast

  • As the brig came more upon the wind, she felt it more, and we doused the skysails, but kept the weather studding-sails on her, bracing the yards forward, so that the swinging-boom nearly touched the spritsail yard.

    Two Years Before the Mast

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