Definition Verb Older term for a mast that has worked loose from its wedges on the deck. Origin Probably earlier than the 17th century. From
Definition Noun A circular or reversed flow from the normal current. Origin 12th century. From Icelandic and possibly Anglo-Saxon ed, meaning backwards. In Middle English
Caveat: I am not a Boatswain’s Mate. Some of the information may be incorrect, apocryphal, or vary depending on the country’s navy or sea service.
Definition Noun (slang) A colored non-alcoholic beverage similar to Kool-Aid. Origin Unknown. Modern times. Comments Simply put, it’s the cheap government form of Kool-Aid served
Definition Noun (AKA sea shower) A method of bathing (usually very short and efficient) to conserve freshwater aboard a ship. In contrast to a “Hollywood
Definition Verb (slang) To toss something overboard. Noun The leadsman’s report of a depth of six fathoms. Origin Unknown. 18th century. Comments Perhaps a bit