taffrail

Part of speech: noun

The rail around a vessel's stern.

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Usage examples "taffrail":

  1. He would sit there on the taffrail for hours on the lookout for them, with three or four loaded lumps of pork. - "Among Malay Pirates And Other Tales Of Adventure And Peril", G. A. Henty.
  2. They made their way aft to the taffrail, and stood there leaning on the rail, looking at her. - "The Red Rat's Daughter", Guy Boothby.
  3. The life line was trailing from his waist to the bitt- the clear white sea was up to his middle and racing over the taffrail. - "The Seiners", James B. (James Brendan) Connolly.