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Careening a sailing vessel is the practice of beaching it at high tide. This is usually done in order to expose one side or another of the ship's hull for maintenance and repairs below the water line when the tide goes out. This practice is also known as to "heaving down".

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Google previewDictionary of Manufactures, Mining Machinery, and the Industrial Arts (1876)

by George Dodd

Careening is a dangerous manoeuvre, not often adopted now, of CAR. CAR 59.

Google previewConnecticut Pirates & Privateers (2015)

Treasure and Treachery in the Constitution State by Wick Griswold

Careening is a process whereby a ship is beached and then tilted over on one side in order to fix the gashes and other damage to its hull. To accomplish this, it was necessary for a considerable part of the Saints Joseph and Helena's valuable ...

Google previewThe Sea in World History: Exploration, Travel, and Trade [2 volumes] (2017)

by Stephen K. Stein

a central royal organization with its roots in the Casa de Guiné e da Mina, established by Henry the Navigator to Careening Careening is a technique employed for ...

Google previewPirates of the Carolinas for Kids (2009)

by Terrance Zepke

Careening means taking a ship out of the water to be cleaned. Then it was turned on its side. The ship's bottom was scraped to take off barnacles and worms. The crew members also repaired any damage that may have been done during a ...

Google previewThe Pirate Dictionary

by Breverton, Terry

Careening had to take place in warm waters at least every two or three months. Guns were set up to guard the bay, and provisions taken off the boat. The hull was scraped of barnacles, patched, and if time allowed coated with ...

Google previewTelegraphic Dictionary of the United States Navy (1868)

Prepared by Authority of the Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, by Thornton Alexander Jenkins

Careening Bay, Australia. 4 Carnatic Shoal, China Sea. Careening Island, West Indies. 5 Carnicobar Islands, Bay of Bengal. Carenera Chico. 6 Carnom Point, Gulf of Siam. Carent“n, France. 7 Carn's Reef ...

Google previewIllustrated Marine Encyclopedia (1890)

by Heinrich Paasch

Careening. The act of heaving a vessel down on one side by heavy tackles, of which the lower blocks are in connection with bollards, or ring bolts on shore, and the upper blocks ...

Google previewAn Universal Dictionary of the Marine: Or, A Copious Explanation of the Technical Terms and Phrases Employed in the Construction, Equipment, Furniture, Machinery, Movements, and Military Operations of a Ship (1784)

by William Falconer

the careening and floating them out of the docks. MAîTRE de grave, a person appointed to take care of the salt cod, whilst drying upon the flakes at Newfoundland. MAîTRE de hache. See CHARPENTIER. MAîTRE-mâteur, the master ...

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Careening Over the Pulaski Skyway

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Scrabble value of C3A1R1E1E1N1I1N1G2

The value of this 9-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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