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knot

A knot is one nautical mile per hour (1 knot = 1.15 miles per hour). A nautical mile is based on the circumference of the earth, and is equal to one minute of latitude. It is slightly more than a statute (land measured) mile (1 nautical mile = 1.1508 statute miles).

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prow

the portion of a ship's bow above water

3

galleon

large three-masted sailing ship

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founder

1. of a boat or ship : to fill with water and sink. 2. (v) fail miserably; collapse

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jib

1. a triangular staysail set forward of the forwardmost mast 2. the projecting arm of a crane