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09:39 Jul 17, 2005
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Norwegian to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Ships, Sailing, Maritime / Norwegian history
Norwegian term or phrase: underliket
Sunnmørsbåten hadde eit såkalla sneisegl som var om lag tre gongar så breitt i underliket som oppe ved råa.
(in connection with old boat building techniques and types of boats in Norway)
doatley
Norway
Local time: 22:19
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4the footrope
BraveBrain
4the foot (of sail)
Vedis Bjørndal


  

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the foot (of sail)


Explanation:
The lower edge of a triangular sail is called the "foot" of the sail, while the
upper point is known as the "head".
Bomlik (underlik). (Seilets nedre kant). Mastelik. (Storseilets forkant)


    Reference: http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia
Vedis Bjørndal
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the footrope


Explanation:
The common terms are "foot bolt rope" or "footrope" for short.
It's a part at the foot of the sail, and often used as reference to that part. See reference.
Also confirmed by English-Norwegian Technical Dictionary and Clue.



    Reference: http://www.bartleby.com/61/93/F0239300.html
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