Definition Verb To direct the movements of a vessel underway. Origin Probably earlier than the 17th century. From Old French, conduire, meaning to conduct. Earlier
Definition Noun The vessel’s sick list. Origin Probably earlier than the 18th century. Comments A list of crew members that are sick (or injured) and
Definition Noun The center or central portion of a vessel. Referring to on the centerline of a vessel. Origin Probably earlier than the 17th century.
Definition Noun (slang) AKA Oh Dark Thirty. Very late at night or very early in the morning (usually before dawn). Origin Unknown. Modern times. Comments
Definition Verb To swing off course due to difficult sea conditions or steering troubles. Origin Probably earlier than the 18th century. Possibly from Icelandic, jaga,
Definition Noun When a vessel is moving or in motion over the bottom. Usually back or forth. Origin Probably earlier than the 16th century. The