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  1. lubber's holenoun

    hole in a platform on a mast through which a sailor can climb without going out on the shrouds


  1. lubber's hole

    A lubber's hole is a term used in the nautical world, referring to an opening in the floor of the top (upper part of a ship's mast) that allows sailors to access the top without having to go out on the futtock shrouds, which are the ropes or cables that support the mast. It is traditionally considered the safer but more cumbersome and less seaman-like method. The term "lubber" itself comes from an old English word meaning clumsy or unskilled, often used to describe inexperienced sailors.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. lubber's hole

    The vacant space between the head of a lower-mast and the edge of the top, so termed from timid climbers preferring that as an easier way for getting into the top than trusting themselves to the futtock-shrouds. The term has been used for any cowardly evasion of duty.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lubber's hole in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lubber's hole in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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