Like in many other areas of human knowledge, the nautical field also has its own terminology. Because sea-related activities are very ancient, the origin of many of the terms has been lost in time. The most frequently used terms are listed below:
|Forward end of the boat or ship. The front in its normal direction of travel.
|The back part of the boat and the opposite side of the bow.
|When facing forward, the left side of a ship.
|When facing forward, the right side of a ship.
|Towards the front of the ship next to the bow. Term used to indicate the relative position of an object that is in the front of the ship.
|Towards the back of the ship next to the stern. Term used to indicate the relative position of an object that is in the back of the ship.