The container of fresh water for drinking purpose used by the crew; formerly it consisted of a cask.
An unauthoritative story (a tall story).
Gossip, usually about other people or events. The term scuttlebutt evolved from the name of a keg containing water and alcohol that sailors used to gather about before meals.
Special Drawing Rights
(1) A body of salt water. A very large body of fresh water. (2) The condition of the water around a boat. Heavy seas for example.
A drogue or drag device to slow down a boat, hold its bow into the sea in heavy weather, and reduce the boat's drift downwind.
A drag (drogue) thrown over to keep a vessel to the wind and sea.
Assault upon a seaman, by Master, while at sea.
Ship's boat kept ready for immediate lowering while at sea. When used for life-saving, it was called an "accident boat" or lifeboat.
Cool air pulled ashore by rising thermal air currents caused by the air inland rising as the land heats up
The last buoy as a boat heads to sea.
Master of a sea-going vessel. Certificated officer competent and qualified to be master of a sea-going vessel.
A sailor's trunk; the intake between the ship's side and a sea valve.
Old and experienced seaman.
An old sailor.
Capable of going to sea.
A boat that is comfortable in rough weather.
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