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boat proctologist

boat proctologist  n.— «One Dutch Harbor resident, Jeff Whited, who calls himself a “boat proctologist”—that is, someone who goes down into the bowels of a vessel to fix an engine or a prop shaft—said, “I hate these movie stars” while...

slip queen

slip queen  n.— «At the same time, state officials are about to launch an educational outreach program aimed at marine boat owners. Nonnative tunicates sometimes attach themselves to hulls. Particularly vulnerable are so-called “slip...

boaty

boaty  n.— «Perhaps unsurprisingly, he describes the nation’s welcome of “boat people” in the late 1970s as a positive development. “For a long time it was a pejorative term: ’You’re a boaty, right...

bubble-net

bubble-net  n.— «A light wind blew in from the ocean, and the skipper had stopped his boat to watch three 30-ton humpback whales lunging from the waves or circling to make so-called bubble-nets in which they like to catch clouds of small...

sip ’n’ puff

sip ‘n’ puff  n.— «Quadriplegic sailors such as Kevin Penny can also navigate the boat independently. Penny uses two straws to control the boat (what’s known as “sip ‘n’ puff”). One steers, the other moves the sails in...

tumblehome

tumblehome n. the slope at which an automobile’s sides or windows angle to meets its roof. Etymological Note: Originally applied to the design of seacraft, in which the upper part of the sides of a boat or ship—the topsides—angles upwards from a...