From there was born the term “to scuttle”, i.e. to bore a ship under its water line to handicap it and if possible to run it.
The same opening but to the poop takes the name of port of Arcasse .
When these openings are practiced in the bulwark in order to allow the drainage accumulated on the bridge, they are called ports of discharge or ports of bulwark . These last rises on a horizontal axis opened only towards outside (non-return valves). With not confusing with the Dalot S which are holes bored in the bridge and which lead to bordered of wall, but also holding the role of drainage.
Nowadays one also calls port a rectangular opening glazed in the superstructures. The word Port-hole being reserved with a circular opening glazed, generally provided with a against-port-hole (or against-slap) metal with protection. These terms corresponding to ground with window and shutter.
“Thousand billion thousand ports!! ” the Capitaine Haddock said
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