Terminology from the Age of Sail

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Lubber: An inexperienced, unsure or clumsy seaman (land lubber).
Lubber's Hole: The opening in the floor of the tops on the fore, main and mizzen masts of square-rigged ships to give access to the topmasts from below. Unsure or inexperienced seaman (lubbers) preferred going through this hole rather than over the futtock shrouds as the more experienced sailors did.
Lubber's Line: A mark or permanent line on a compass indicating the direction forward; parallel to the keel.

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