Definition Noun A piece of wood or metal (usually with protruding “horns”) to which a line can be tied around (i.e. made fast). Origin From
Definition Noun A person’s berth and/or duty assignment. (Usually on a military ship.) Origin Probably earlier than the 18th century. From the Middle French word,
Definition Adjective Up a mast. Origin 12th century. English. Comments One of the few nautical terms that actually originated in English. To go aloft means
Definition Noun A gentle breeze or westerly wind. Origin From Zephyrus, the Greek god of the west wind. Comments An ancient term for a west
Definition Noun AKA xebeque, jabeque, sciabecco, and chebeck A small, fast, three-masted (originally two-masted) vessel with a shallow draft and prominent overhanging bow and stern.
Definition Noun The track of waves left behind by a moving vessel. Origin Probably earlier than the 17th century. From Old Saxon, wakon, and the