Texas (nautical)

Texas (nautical)

A texas is a deckhouse immediately below the pilothouse of a straight-deck freighter It is named Texas because Texas was at one time the largest state and as size equals power the officer's cabin was called Texas. Other areas were also named for states.Citation| year =2005| title =Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary |publication-place =Springfield, Massachusetts |publisher =Merriam-Webster, Incorporated |url =http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/texas |accessdate =2008-05-05]

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