sheer pole

1 of 2

noun (1)

sheer pole

2 of 2

noun (2)

: a pole seized to the shrouds of a ship just above the deadeyes and forming the first ratline

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

sheer entry 4 + pole

Noun (2)

sheer entry 8 + pole; from its position parallel to the sheer of the ship

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“Sheer pole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sheer%20pole. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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