Definition Noun Origin 16th century. Unknown origin, but possibly referencing a section of a community. Comments The term can also refer to battlestations, as in
Definition Noun Verb Origin (First definition) 15th century. Originally from the Latin word puppim, meaning the after section of a ship. Then via French, Italian,
Definition Noun The lowest full-length deck of early sailing ships. Origin 15th century. From the Dutch word, overlope, meaning overlap, and then from Middle English.
Definition Noun A tub, usually made from an old keg or cask. A drinking mug. Origin Probably the 17th century from Gaelic. Comments A simple
Definition Noun A type of conformed projection used in charts and maps. Origin 16th century. First published in 1569. Named for its conceiver, Gerardus Mercator,
Definition Noun and verb A vessel’s tipping or leaning due to wind, improper trim, or the shifting of cargo. Origin 13th century. From the Anglo-Saxon