Definition Idiomatic adjective A person who has over-imbibed. Origin 18th century. Likely a corruption of “free sheets,” implying being careless. Sheets are another term for
Definition Noun Grease rubbed on the masts and running rigging or equipment as lubricant and/or preservative. Grease and fats from the galley. Origin 18th century.
Definition Noun The generic term for the spar and sail arrangement on a boat or ship. Verb To equip a vessel with sails, spars, and
Definition Noun The section from amidships to the stern of a vessel on either side (i.e. port/starboard quarter). Referring to a bearing of 45 degrees
Definition Noun An old term for sailing directions. Origin 16th century. From Greek, same meaning. Comments Before maps were common, a periplus was used as
Definition Noun AKA rowlock. Any of several types of fulcrum for an oar that allows a boat to be rowed. Origin Probably the 15th century.