Sailor Speak of the Week – Kid

Definition

Noun

  • A small open barrel, or a large pan or pot.

Origin

Probably earlier than the 19th century. Originally from Middle Dutch, kitte, meaning jug or tankard. Then via Middle English.

Comments

Nothing too fascinating about this term. I’m not terribly familiar with it and have never heard it used before.

References

Rogers, J.G. (1985). Origins of Sea Terms. Mystic Seaport Museum.

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