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ripa

English translation: gunwhale railing

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09:37 Jul 17, 2005
Norwegian to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Ships, Sailing, Maritime / Norwegian history
Norwegian term or phrase: ripa
Båtane vart målt langsetter ripa.
(In connection with measurement of boats / old boat building techniques in Norway)
doatley
Norway
Local time: 06:42
English translation:gunwhale railing
Explanation:
Each word is also used separately.
Gunwhale-the railing of the boat at deck level. Halyard-the line used to raise
and lower the sail. Headway-forward motion. Helm-the tiller or wheel
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Vedis Bjørndal
Norway
Local time: 06:42
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4 +2gunwhale railing
Vedis Bjørndal


  

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33 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
gunwhale railing


Explanation:
Each word is also used separately.
Gunwhale-the railing of the boat at deck level. Halyard-the line used to raise
and lower the sail. Headway-forward motion. Helm-the tiller or wheel


    wwwshs1.bham.wednet.edu/zodiac/Lessons/Nautical%20Nomenclature-2000.htm - 8k
Vedis Bjørndal
Norway
Local time: 06:42
Native speaker of: Native in NorwegianNorwegian
PRO pts in category: 24
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agree  ojinaga: also "side" can be used
9 hrs

agree  BraveBrain: 'gunwhale' or 'gunnel'. Without 'railing'. http://www.bartleby.com/61/88/G0318800.html says "So called because guns were mounted on it"
175 days
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