>>> Glossary of Boat Building Terms

Like most activities, boat-building has its own language. There are lots of jokes about computer people speaking in acronyms, but boat-builders speak in "boat". The words are all different. I mean what’s wrong with "right" and "left"? But no, we have to have "starboard" and "port".

Anyway, Glen-L has a nice glossary that can be a good reference if you are seeing words you don’t understand.