Out There Vocabulary
Boat Directions Port: Left side Bow: Front Starboard: left side Stern: Back
Boat Parts Foredeck: forward part of the deck Afterdeck: back part of the deck
More Boat Parts • Bulkhead: wall that divides a ship’s cabin into compartments or rooms
Abandoned • Definition: left behind; deserted • Synonyms: dumped, discarded, thrown out • Sentence: The house looked so old and in ruins, we thought it must have been abandoned.
Buoy • Definition: anchored float used to mark safe passages in the water • Examples:
Buoys mark safe passages. Go between the red and green buoys to be safe.
Derelict • Definition: uncared for • Synonyms: shabby, neglected • Sentence: The derelict boat was found floating around in the bay.
Discount • Definition: doubt the truth of something • Synonyms: disbelieve, mistrust • Sentence: Teachers tend to discount the explanation, “My dog ate my homework.”
Inquiries • Definition: requests for information • Synonyms: questioning, investigation, interrogation • Sentence: When the police found out he was a witness, they came to his house with inquiries about what he saw.
Visibility • Definition: how far you can see • Synonyms: clarity, view • Sentence: The visibility was limited because of the dense fog.