The Wreckers Vocabulary Ch 1 and 2

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

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The Wreckers Vocabulary Ch 1 and 2

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

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