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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lazaretto, lazaret, lazarette, lazar house, pesthousenoun

    hospital for persons with infectious diseases (especially leprosy)

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  1. Lazarette

    The lazarette (also spelled lazaret) of a boat is an area near or aft of the cockpit. The word is similar to and probably derived from lazaretto. A lazarette is usually a storage locker used for gear or equipment a sailor or boatswain would use around the decks on a sailing vessel.It is typically found below the weather deck in the stern of the vessel and is accessed through a cargo hatch (if accessed from the main deck) or a doorway (if accessed from below decks). The equipment usually stored in a lazarette would be spare lines, sails, sail repair, line and cable splicing repair equipment, fenders, bosun chair, spare blocks, tools, and other equipment. The name derives from the Biblical story of Saint Lazarus, who in Christian belief was raised from the dead out of the tomb by Jesus.On the old square-rigged sailing ships it was located in the stern of the ship. The original purpose was to store the bodies of important passengers or crew who had died on the voyage (lesser seamen would be buried at sea). In modern shipbuilding and for powerboats of most sizes, the lazarette is the location of the steering gear equipment for the vessel. This area is particularly sensitive to flooding and damage, as the ability to steer during heavy weather is of the utmost importance to vessel safety. The lazarette also represents a vulnerability in that the large hull penetrations required for rudders and shafts for propulsion through the vessel's hull generally reside there.

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  1. lazarette

    A lazarette is a storage space or compartment in a ship, often located in the stern (back part) and used to store equipment, supplies, or personal belongings. In some cases, it may also be called a lazaretto and used for quarantine purposes.

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  1. Lazarette

    A lazarette is a special area on a boat. It is often an area near or aft of the cockpit. The word is similar to and probably derived from Lazaretto. A lazarette is usually a storage locker used for gear or equipment a sailor or boatswain would use around the decks on a sailing vessel. It is typically found below the weather deck in the stern of the vessel and is accessed through a hatch if accessed from the main deck or a doorway if accessed from below decks. The equipment usually stored in a lazarette would be spare lines, sails, sail repair, line and cable splicing repair equipment, fenders, bosun chair, spare blocks, tools etc. In modern shipbuilding and for powerboats of most sizes, the lazarette is the location of the steering gear equipment for the vessel. This area is particularly sensitive to flooding and damage, as the ability to steer during heavy weather is of the utmost importance to vessel safety. The lazarette also represents a vulnerability in that the large hull penetrations required for rudders and shafts for propulsion through the vessels hull generally reside there.

Editors Contribution

  1. Lazarette

    Small capacity storage closet located under after-deck and near helmsman's station in cockpit.


    Submitted by JP03 on October 15, 2014  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lazarette in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lazarette in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9


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