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Sailing and boating equipment

anchor

noun

a heavy object that is dropped into the water to prevent a boat from moving

ballast

noun

a substance such as water, sand, or metal that is carried in ships or large balloons to help them remain steady

blade

noun

the flat part at the end of an oar

bollard

noun

a short post that a ship is tied to

buoy

noun

an object that floats on water to show ships where it is safe and where there is danger

flotation device

noun

a lifebelt or lifejacket

inboard motor

noun

a motor that is fitted inside a boat

lifebelt

noun

a rubber object shaped like a ring that you throw to someone to save them when they have fallen into water

lifebelt

noun

a special belt that you wear to stop yourself from sinking in water

lifejacket

noun

something that you wear on a boat to make you float if you fall into the water by accident

life preserver

noun

a lifejacket

oar

noun

a long stick with a wide flat blade at one end, used for rowing a boat

outboard motor

noun

a motor that is fitted to the outside of a small boat at the back end

paddle

noun

a short pole that you push into the water in order to move a small boat such as a canoe. It is wide and flat at one or both ends.

sextant

noun

a piece of equipment that sailors use for looking at the stars so that they can calculate the position of their ship

sonar

noun

a piece of equipment on a ship that measures the depth of water and shows the position of objects under the water

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