BOOM, n. A long pole or spar, run out from various parts of a ship, or other vessel, for the purpose of extending the bottom of particular sails; as the jib-boom, studding-sail boom, main-boom, square-sail boom. etc.
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Bittern Boom Bowsprit Bumkin Bump Choke Crotch Depth Driver Gaelic Gooseneck Goosewing Guard Guy Gybe Gybing Haul Main-sail Outrigger Schooner Sloop Spanker Sprit Square-rigged Tack Topping-lift Water-sail
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