Bulwark(s): Originally the expression came slides when it is hoisted. The pressure of the seawater holds it In general the line, web straps, cable or chains attached to a heavy object Any boat built to certain standards or rules so that is like all others in the The day at sea is divided into six four hour periods. Cotter Pin: vegetable tar, and salt water boiled together and laid on hot. Sail Shape: A vessel formed of two or more hulls. Feeling Blue: became the helmsman of any boat, regardless of size. take pressure off. (1) The distance that the wind and sea has to travel over open water unimpeded Deck Beam: the capstan. also called the celestial equator. And others believed they would die within 24 hours if light from this phenomenon (1) Admiralty law (also referred to as maritime law) is a distinct body of law Sailing on a run with the wind coming over the stern from the same side as the Alee: The harlot's call to the sailor "Hi, Jack!" hurricanes revolve in a clockwise direction. The speed needed for a boat to begin planing. A window in the side of a boat, usually round or with rounded It will not pass through a block since An order announced for the ship's company to arm themselves to prevent boarding Above the deck, usually overhead on the mast or in the rigging. The foremost sail; a triangular shaped foresail forward of the foremast. Before the introduction of man:made fibers, much of the rope used at sea was Spinnaker: To lift or raise, such as a sail or a flag. The outer resin surface of a fiberglass boat, usually colored. to the timbers. violent and dangerous swing of the boom and sail from one side of the vessel ", Course: next tide high enough to float her off. currents, and the last known position/fix : of the boat. rising as the land heats up. It is a body of both domestic for the measurement of time. E is used to distribute the load of the attached line. The chief mate assumes the position room for new bottles. To turn the boat away from the wind. Ship's Port Agent: The operation of swinging round, by means of braces, the yards of a square rigged Abrasion, wear or damage to a line caused by rubbing against another object, Chafing Gear: The center plank on a wooden deck. Landlubber: Trimaran: are bad weather systems. boom vang, outhaul, traveler, halyards, leech line, sheets, and the bend of Also sail trim. the ship. Collision Bulkhead: which intersects all meridians at the same angle. Sometimes used to define the fee payable for material in the bilges from being sucked into the pump and choking it. avoid danger when sailing off a lee shore. (1) (noun) A disrespectful term for a seaman. (2) Wave height. the shrouds to better support the mast. East is at 90° on a compass card. A means of hauling up or lowering a cylindrical object. A hollow, watertight tank used to give buoyancy. Said of a vessel when she is entirely surrounded by ice. passengers traveling on that side of ships Port Out, Starboard Home ... Used boat and keel stepped. basis of a breach of the racing rules. Sea Level: of captain (the equivalent of commander). Word is sometimes loosely used In the late 1700 Duke Across the width of a boat. Signed Under Protest: Z. A-1: A navigation system using satellite signals to fix a position with great accuracy. Moves anchors and tow drilling vessels, lighters and similar. shot. more visible on radar. in search, or for exercise. into the wind when sailing close-hauled. Adrift: Rudder Angle Indicator: Masthead lights are usually located halfway up the mast order. King Post : Pinching: Attached to each side of a vessel, they provide lateral resistance and stability, Often armed with two very large iron guns and four brass swivel guns, they acted could be fired to "rake the ship from stem to stern". when thrown by the sea upon the ship's deck. (2) A nautical measurement of distance, a tenth of a nautical mile, 100 fathoms, Antifouling Paint: is nearest the stern. post. The distance between the water level at chart datum and an overhead obstacle usually in structural members. Gellywatte: In the Rules of the Road, the leeward boat is general cargo. Also known as wheelhouse. ; to carry natural gas in its liquid state at a temperature of :2850F. To "Cheat Jack Ketch" Semaphore: A boat sailing downwind, away from the "BRAVO OSCAR ALPHA TANGO spells BOAT". jumped ship. Clew: Listing: To install the sails on the boom or the forestay. Dining room facilities and kitchen for crew separate from the passenger dining too has lapsed. (3) An indentation in the coastline lying between two promontories, larger than Celestial Navigation: (2) To allow a line to feed freely. Gird: of longitude intersect each other at right angles. S Originally, was a stone used as an anchor. Pirate Phrases. On these days the sun rises at The rip tide is not a tide, it is a current. the bow to prevent the boat from moving forward while made fast to a dock or Tack: right angles to the fore:and:aft lines of the ship. Doesn't have both oars in the water: Rules of the Road: Usually this was done 1830s, the lamp was an item of convenience to the smoker. Laws (FL.) Pronounced "marlin" : small line used for whipping, seizing, and lashing. the United States as a navigational aid. ends of shrouds and stays are attached. (3) Taking in sail during a calm. (1) The two sides of a block. refers to a large, round, hard candy, known as jawbreakers. clockwise in the southern hemisphere (opposite of VEER); the wind is said to Culage: Earing: to Greenwich Mean Time. Pirates targeted lone merchant ships that were full of products, meaning less space for arms. abeam. in the direction of the lay of the rope. The expression comes from To haul in or draw in, using any sort of mechanical device to increase power A piece of wood fitted in various places to act as a preventative to chafe. A line connecting points of equal magnetic variation on a map. Copper Sheathing: Bulk: A common measure of ship carrying capacity. Moonraker: (3) A position of employment aboard a ship directly from its front, due to the separation of the indicator and the scale Nunatak: Lascar seamen may have (when almost starving ?) means the guns rest on the main deck (if their is just one deck of guns, it There was very little space to get at this seam, making it a difficult and awkward Commander: Neap To break loose from a mooring, anchor or docking. International Waterways: A small pier that projects from a larger pier. To turn the boat away from the wind. It consists of two between two points on the earth's surface lies along the great circle which Fake: Deadrise: If two boats under sail are approaching, the one on port tack Even after the invention of matches in the in a brass monkey or ring. The forward motion of a boat through the water. An extension of the keel for protection of propeller and rudder. Tightly woven cloth used for sails, awnings, covers, dodgers and biminis; slang Erecting the mast on the boat. Old sailor or someone with many years of sailing experience. The narrow compartment ending at the place where the shafts go through the packing Some Polynesian canoes use outriggers to support an "ama" A range of ranks above enlisted men and below commissioned officers. Tom Cox's Traverse: had no private quarters, they would sling hammocks between the guns or cannons A gangway or gangplank. D davits, derricks, winches, etc., excluding her consumable stores such as water, or other ship, as a shelter for the look-out man. Having a shape that that is not adversely affected by wind flowing past it. Tally Book: Ditty Box: Flush Deck: used the term to refer to throwing something overboard and it has come to mean Entertainment: Captain Jack Sparrow's Pirate Tutorial • Eye of the Storm: Captain Jack's Stunt Spectacular • Fantasmic! To fend a boat or ship is to prevent her striking against any quay, jetty, vessel An area of the North Atlantic east of the Bahamas where a powerful eddy in the Roach ... curve in the foot or leach. A boat that is letting herself be subjected to prevailing conditions without The cabin roof, raised above the deck to provide headroom in the cabin. cables across channels, seas, lakes, and oceans. the hook of a tackle is passed for hoisting purposes. Accommodation: The strainer at the end of the suction pipe of a bilge pump which prevents solid A situation where a vessel has gone aground at the top of the spring tides and Masthead Rig: Used on gaff rigged An instrument for measuring electrical current in amperes. Addled: the ship. To pull a boat with another boat, such as a tugboat towing a barge. A position directly aft or behind the vessel. Purser's Grin: the motion of a boat about its fore:and:aft axis. Manhole: (1) A nautical version of the national flag of the country usually flown at Said of a vessel that is firm, strong, and unlikely to develop leaks. a rehearsal. She is left A heavier cable or hawser is attached which place around the rigging. has three hulls. The expression "get cracking" means to get moving or hurry up. been growing fine, disregarding what had gone before and starting anew. Across the wind in relation to the bow. On the globe hemispheres are used to describe the halves of so that they would not foul other ship's rigging or dock equipment. A seat or brace running laterally across the width of a rowing boat. stern, and where the beam usually is the widest. (3) One who serves as a precautionary standby, such as a line tender. Small heavily armed boat used around Porto Bello to ward of pirate attacks. obscured through haze, fog, or darkness. Fudge: A charted feature or chosen position on a chart. See more. in a storm." Collision Avoidance System: Deliver a broadside: and receiving stations. The distance between a rope's adjacent strands, giving a measure of the tightness 1726) . ball), or a set of pins around a shaft (a needle bearing). (1) A narrow portable platform used as a passage, by persons entering or leaving They can aslo be used as tenders to a ship of war. Any material, permanent or temporary, that is used to ensure good stowage, and used as a fog signal as an audible warning of a ship's position. A full nautical record of a ship's voyage, written A small sail set on the mizzenmast. underwater independent from an air supply from the surface. The headings of a sailboat in relation to the wind, i.e., upwind, close reach, Cofferdam: There are several types of keels, such as fin keels and full keels. Also known as a genny. Or just "cat" -- a whip with many lashes, used for flogging. (1) Floating, but at mercy of wind and sea. (3) A pontoon:like hull, or portion of a hull, that provides lift. Haul Around: was at one time customary to hoist in the rigging a canvas effigy of a horse. Shark bait: Protest: Don't hand me a line: resistance. Old sailing ship term for taking a nap. Term referring to lakes, streams, rivers, canals, waterways, inlets, bays, etc. "Use yer deadlights, matey!" Sheer Plan: Pillar: to get down on their knees to use them. (at a angle close to the direction of the wind) due to being incorrectly designed Three:masted, being square:rigged Sheet In: When the shape of the beach (dates from 1785) As an intensive (a modifying word used to express importance that did not stand night watch because of their work. Hulks were too old for battle so the British Royal Navy made it common practice to turn hulks into floating prisons, known as prison hulks, which they used to capture and hold pirates and privateers. Going sideways due to a current's set. the peak of a sail. Vessels operating without a fixed itinerary or schedule or charter contract. Sea Boat: A bill of lading specifies the name of the master, the port and destination On an even keel: Anybody who has risen to Captain from lowly deckhand is said to have "come Furl: That way, no one could say that the unlucky pirate A device used to keep a line from slipping, such as a jamcleat. The ceremonies involved in naming and launching naval ships are based in traditions (for rules infractions). them watertight; the material itself. Replaced by pattern. Customs Manifest: and pitches on the high:pitched whistle. From the Dutch krengd, Said of a vessel with little stability, whether due to While the boats row over to the enemy ship, the home ship will give them covering fire, keeping the merchant crew’s heads down. Oil Bag: point as high as possible to the direction the wind is coming from; Also, "beating" Stalling: (2) Pieces of timber attached to the mast below the masthead to support the The term originates, however, from square riggers, and means A small freshwater mollusk that was accidentally introduced to North American Register & Download Register. of the weather. Tassels of unraveled line, yarns, etc. Under Foot: Lay Aboard: are easily accessible through large hatches, and more containers can be loaded Field Ice: Skylight: (Lights and daybeacons both yacht while racing. A pole connected to the mast and the clew of the jib, to hold the jib out when the masthead light indicates that a vessel under power, including sailboats The short deckhouse or main hatchway which is raised above the level of the Relieve the watch: This creates a windless area on boats downwind away from them. (see fathom above) In the days of sailing vessels, soundings were made by lowering An opening in the deck near the bow from which the spinnaker is hoisted. Hornpipe: in the compartment so sweepers could get to clean underneath it. the passengers on passenger ships). To approach something from upwind, to bear down is to sail fast, often towards and speed, which is known as apparent wind. if there was the "devil to pay," then this was the most difficult A type of hull that plows through the water, displacing a weight of water equal Standing or running (adjustable) wire rigging that supports the mast from the Also, when the milk has been taken from a coconut and rum substituted, drinking when they are lined up one above the other. with the possibility of being pooped. A day in which no meat was issued in rations. Stanchion: Towards the wind. a crossing or overtaking situation, unless a collision appears imminent. Adventure: Gilded carving and scroll work decorating the hulls of ships. An order to the helmsman to put on opposite rudder to check the swing of the Pirate definition, a person who robs or commits illegal violence at sea or on the shores of the sea. Only one:ninth of the total mass of an iceberg is A small portable compass. A traditionally shaped anchor having flukes perpendicular to the stock of the Right Ascension: Usually the average low tide If the lines holding the sail in place are not released, Basically Name is also given to a landing:place, or loading:place. Frame Spacing: Headboard: A halyard used to raise the spinnaker. A pin placed through the head of a rudder to prevent it from being lost. Shaft Alley: option to assess freight charges on the basis of a ton weight or a ton measurement, Vessels were often "hulked" to turn them into a hulk so they may be repurposed from their original employ. Double Clews: The tall, narrow, waterproof box that houses a vessel's centerboard and allows preventing movement away from the dock. x-mark arrangement on a black field. the direction of north. Secondary Port: Centerboard Trunk: and coastal installations. 2,240 pounds (1016.05 kilograms). rum. Shoal: and under each other to prevent them from unraveling. on the canals of Venice, it is propelled by a man standing near the stern using the bunt up to the center of the yard. and plot courses. Unship: ports of loading and discharge on a regular basis. word 'nauti' meaning sailor. One complete turn of the line around a cleat, spar or another line. Amas: It is formed by running the standing A Nun Buoy marks the LEFT side of the channel leaving a harbor. Seaworthiness: Shaft Strut: Sails that are not properly arranged for the point of sail that the boat is Also the property which has been recovered from a wrecked vessel, or the recovery The distance traveled in right angles to direction of original course while Opposite of sternway. One ton equals 100 cubic feet; the total of all the enclosed spaces within a The term is nautical in origination and was used to describe a ship grounded (1) Old nickname for a sailor, who would treat his canvas coats and hats with A spar which projects forward from the bow of some boats, and extends the sail in dry dock. it is attached to the dock. Today blood money refers to money paid by a killer as compensation Bluenose: the standing rigging) to flatten sails, balance steering, etc. To go on the account, to become a pirate. knocked down. Armstrong Patent: Can A slang name for a bullying officer on a ship. Josiah Tattnail who used the expression when justifying his intervention in But the Golden Age of Piracy was an age of wooden ships, and wooden ships need taking care of, especially in a tropical climate. Originally this expression has its roots in Greek mythology. high seas, maintaining a slight forward motion. All harbors do not necessarily have this The naval rank next below that of Captain. transmission and should only be used if there is an immediate threat to life Equinoctial: Secondary forestay supporting the leading edge of the mast and used to flatten agreement or disagreement, or affecting in any way a matter in dispute, or under From the 17th century, it described the Spanish custom of hoisting false flags Range: as the pressure of the surrounding atmosphere changed. added the magnetic deviation and the magnetic variation to the true course. On the sternmost mast, the on a careenage -- a steep, sandy shoreline when the tide had gone out. Narrow triangular sail set on a long yard or spar, the forward end of which Kentledge: navigation at night. The Pirate ship would pull within musket shot, launch a boat or boats with a boarding crew that are big enough to handle the job of taking on the enemy crew. Joining the ends of two lines without increasing the thickness over the length the line under the other part so that when strain is applied the bight is jammed. Deadweight: Every boat has they are said to have bamboozled them. R Safety Pin: Sea Trials: often one month's pay. In sailboat racing, a tactical maneuver to lock in a competitor by tacking on were hinged and opened like a book. Ice extending seaward from land to which it is attached. Ahull: Horn Timber: Cobs: In the southern hemisphere these Topmen: breakwaters and jetties; a place for docking and loading. Fittings on the mast to which the forestay and shrouds attach. help while hauling at her sail, inspired Samuel Taylor Coleridge to write his the name of a keg containing water and alcohol that sailors used to gather about The opposite of furl. A general term for a floating craft that carries passengers, cargo or both. 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