Definition Idiom An area is crowded. Origin 18th century. British military. First recorded in 1771. Comments Originally meant to imply that there’s not enough space
Definition Adjective Implying size or importance. Origin Probably earlier than the 15th Century. From Latin, magnus, meaning great. Also seen in Old Norse, mageus, Old
Definition Verb To tie something securely. Origin 16th Century. From Middle English, lasche, meaning to tie. Possibly from Old French, as well. Comments To lash
Definition Verb A standard order given to stop work or whatever one is doing. Origin Probably before the 15th Century. Possibly from ancient times when
Definition Noun The traditional flag of pirates and buccaneers. Usually black with a macabre design such as a skull and crossed bones. Origin 18th Century.
Definition Noun (AKA dayman) a crew member who doesn’t stand a watch. Origin Probably earlier than the 18th Century. Most likely a jocular term for