Terminology from the Age of Sail

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Spar: Any wooden (and later metal) pole used in supporting the rigging and sails of a ship, such as a boom, gaff, yard, or bowsprit. Fir, spruce and white pine were often used for spars. A mast is also considered to be a spar.

Ship spar names and sizes
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