The booms

Related to The booms: blooms
that space on the upper deck of a ship between the foremast and mainmast, where the boats, spare spars, etc., are stowed.
- Totten.

See also: Boom

References in classic literature ?
The booms were tearing at the blocks, the rudder was banging to and fro, and the whole ship creaking, groaning, and jumping like a manufactory.
The poor fellow whom Queequeg had handled so roughly, was swept overboard; all hands were in a panic; and to attempt snatching at the boom to stay it, seemed madness.
He emphasised the difference between fore and aft generally by rubbing Harvey's nose along a few feet of the boom, and the lead of each rope was fixed in Harvey's mind by the end of the rope itself.
"No, the boom. Then run that rope you showed me back there -"
"Lower till that rope-loop - on the after-leach - kris - no, it's cringle - till the cringle was down on the boom. Then I'd tie her up the way you said, and then I'd hoist up the peak-and throat-halyards again."
Disko did something to the wheel that checked the schooner's way, while Manuel, with Harvey to help (and a proud boy was Harvey), let down the jib in a lump on the boom. The lead sung a deep droning song as Tom Platt whirled it round and round.
Once or twice he could feel Kala Nag and all the others surge forward a few strides, and the thumping would change to the crushing sound of juicy green things being bruised, but in a minute or two the boom of feet on hard earth began again.
Due to the fact that the booms are flexible large-scale motion components, the flexible influence should not be neglected.
The booms' reach enables better access around the surgical table than traditional video towers, and is more flexible than ceiling boom systems because it's a configurable, mobile platform.
The booms, which are set adrift to serve as temporary barriers in case of an oil spill, were seen 92 km (50 nautical miles) from the provincial capital of Iba, Vice Gov.
Few candidate indicators, however, manage to predict more than 50 percent of the booms (or busts).