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
Definition Verb To pull on a line. Origin Probably earlier than the 17th Century. From Anglo-Saxon hebban, to pull or heave. Comments Put your backs
Definition Noun The lashing which held the bowsprit in place at the stem of a vessel. Origin Probably earlier than the 16th Century. From Old
Definition Noun Objects that float from a sunken vessel. (Contrast with Jetsam) Origin 17th century Anglo-French word, floteson, derived from floter, to float. Also Old
Definition Noun The extreme forward end of a ship Origin 16th Century. Unknown origin. Possibly refers to the eyes of dragonheads often found on the