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trireme click to hear : trireme

Warship used by the Romans with a ram, a sail and three vertical rows of oars.
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steering oar click to hear : steering oar

Oar at the back of the ship acting as rudder.

oar click to hear : oar

Long piece of wood that is broad and flat at one end; it is mounted on the boat and pulled by one or more people to propel the boat.

ram click to hear : ram

Timber jutting out in front of the prow usually at water level; it was used to punch holes in the hulls of enemy ships.

figurehead click to hear : figurehead

Sculpted timber on the prow of a ship in ancient times that depicted a human, a god or a mythical creature.