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Re: where did the word FANTAIL come into use as ships stern??
Posted by bgire on September 2, 2017, 15:32:26, in reply to "where did the word FANTAIL come into use as ships stern??"
Fantail: a stern shaped like a fan, extending over the poop on ancient ships
Transom: The term is probably a corruption of Latin transtrum, a thwart, in a boat (Source: Encyclopaedia Britannica)
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