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
Definition Noun A two-masted sailboat with the after mast (mizzen/jigger) being shorter and stepped forward of the rudder post. Origin Probably earlier than the 15th
Definition Verb To throw cargo, stores, or gear overboard. Origin Derived from the noun jetsam. Comments A fairly common word nowadays. Used in both the
Definition Noun AKA “Paddy’s Gale.” A flat calm. Origin Probably earlier than the 19th century. Comments One of those terms with an ironic definition. Personally,
Definition Adjective. Said of a vessel at such a distance that part or all of the hull is below the horizon and only the mast
Definition Noun Any kind of ship’s/sailor’s equipment. Origin 15th century. From Middle English word, gere, and then the Icelandic, gervi, both of the same meaning.