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Question of gbn (10.28.2015): What’s the name of the large protruding piece in the bow of a ship which is used to manipulate the anchor?
The CatheadA: This is the cathead.
This is a very thick solid piece of wooden frame that overflows the forecastle and contains clans (notch/cuts) serving high hoist pulley.

Thanks to @DirkPuehl for his help.
© Illustration Stephen Biesty "A bord d'un vaisseau de Guerre", published by Gallimard.




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