Sailor Speak of the Week – Noggin



  • A tub, usually made from an old keg or cask.
  • A drinking mug.


Probably the 17th century from Gaelic.


A simple way to repurpose a keg or cask that’s gone beyond its original intended use. If it can still hold water, then it can probably be used as a tub.


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

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