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Vocabulary words and definitions for chapters 1 and 2 of The Wreckers by Iain Lawrence.

Vocabulary words and definitions for chapters 1 and 2 of The Wreckers by Iain Lawrence.

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  • The WreckersVocabularyChapters 1-2
  • Chapter 11. brig2. topsail3. ledgers4. barometer5. chart6. league7. trough8. helmsman9. skulking10. bowsprit11. grim12. aloft13. lookout14. ballast15. jib
  • brig• A two-masted sailing ship
  • topsail• A square sail set above the lowest sail on amast
  • ledgers• A book in which transactions for a businessare posted (debits/credits)
  • barometer• An instrument used for measuring barometricpressure, for forecasting weather
  • chart• A map showing coastlines, water depth,information useful to navigators
  • league• A unit of distance equal to 3 miles or 4.8kilometers
  • trough• A long, narrow depression between waves
  • helmsman• A person who steers a ship (who is “at thehelm” or wheel of a ship)
  • skulking• To move about stealthily, or sneakily
  • bowsprit• A long spar, or pole, at the front (bow) of aship
  • grim• Dismal, gloomy
  • aloft• In/into a high place; at or toward the upperrigging on a ship
  • lookout• One who keeps watch (as on a ship)
  • ballast• Heavy objects, like stones, placed in thebottom of a ship to keep it stable
  • jib• A triangular sail running from the foretopmastto the bowsprit
  • Chapter 21. kelp2. manacle3. barrel stave4. splice5. geyser6. flotsam7. block house8. supine
  • kelp• seaweed
  • manacle• handcuffs
  • barrel stave• one of the thin, narrow, shaped pieces ofwood that form the sides of a barrel
  • splice• To join together
  • geyser• A water spout
  • flotsam• Wreckage floating on water from a ship
  • block house• A house with solid walls
  • supine• Lying on your back with your face upward