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The Pirate Ship - Pirate glossary
Category: History and Culture > Pirates
Date & country: 22/09/2013, UK
Words: 91


Aft
The back of the ship.

Ahoy!


Arr
Yes/That

Aye


Aye Aye


Barbary Coast
Mediterranean coast off of North Africa.

Be
Use instead of

Bilboes
Leg irons attached to the deck of a ship.

Bilge
The dirtiest, smelliest and lowest part of a ship.

Bilge rat
A rat that lives in the dirtiest, smelliest and lowest part of a ship. This is not a nice name to call somebody.

Black Spotted
A person/animal that has had a curse put on them.

Blimey


Booty
Riches that have usually been stolen.

Bounty
A reward, usually paid by the Government for the capture of a criminal.

Buccanneer
Pirates, usually from Hispaniola, who attacked Spanish ships in the Caribbean.

Bucko
Friend

Careen
To clean the hull of a ship.

Cat
A whip made up of nine knotted ropes and used as punishment.

Convoy
A group of ships traveling together.

Corsair
Pirates in the Mediterranean.

Crow
A lookout point at the top of the highest mast of a ship.

Cutlass
A curved sword, often used by sailors.

Davy Jones Locker
The bottom of the ocean.

Deck
The highest floor on a ship.

Deckhand
A person working on a ship, sometimes shortened to

Dubloon
An old Spainish gold coin.

Fair Winds


Flog
To whip.

Fore
Short for

Galleon
A large, squarish ship used in war or to carry cargo.

Gangway


Grog
Rum mixed with water or any kind of alcohol.

Grub
Food

Hands
Crewmen.

Haven
A safe place.

Heave to
To change the direction of the ship so it is facing forwards into the wind.

Hold
The space in a ship where cargo or prisoners were kept.

Hornpipe
A dance or a single reeded musical instrument.

Hornswaggle
To cheat.

Hornswaggler
A person who cheats.

Hulk
The old, dismantled body of a ship, sometimes used as prisons.

Hull
The body of a ship, not including the masts and rigging.

Jack Tar
Sailor

Jolly Roger
The pirate flag - a white skull and crossbones on a black background.

Keel
The main framework of a ship that runs from the front to the back at the bottom of the ship.

Keelhaul
To pull somebody under the keel of a ship. Done by using ropes and often as a form of punishment.

Lad
Young man.

Land ahoy!


Land lubber or lubber
A person who likes being on land, often used as an insult.

Lass
Young woman.

Leg Irons
Wide rings of metal that were attached to each other and fastened around prisoner

Loot
Gold and riches usually stolen.

Lubber or land lubber
A person who likes being on land, often used as an insult.

Marooned
Left alone, usually on a deserted island.

Mast
The upright pole on a ship that the sails and ropes are attached to.

Mate or Matey
Friend

Me
Used instead of

Me beauty
How you would address a pretty lady or something important to you.

Me hearties
Friends

Merchant Ship
A ship carrying cargo to be sold.

Mutiny
When a ship

Peg leg
An artificial leg, usually wooden.

Pieces of Eight
An old Spanish silver coin.

Pirate
A

Plunder
To steal.

Poop cabin
A room built on the top deck of a ship, often the Captain

Poop deck
The floor that is also the roof of a cabin built on the upper deck.

Port
The left side when facing the ship

Privateer
English, French or Dutch sailors allowed by their Government to attack enemy ships.

Prow
The pointy end of a ship.

Quartermaster
The sailor second-in-charge to the Captain.

Rigging
The ropes, mast and sails on a ship.

Salt or Old Salt
Somebody who has been a sailor for a long time.

Scurvy
A disease many sailors got because they didn

Scuttle
To make a hole in a ship

Sea dog
Somebody who has been a sailor for a long time.

Shanty
A seafaring song.

Shipshape
To be neat and tidy.

Shiver me timbers


Sink me


Smartly
Quickly

Starboard
The right side of the ship (if you are facing the pointed end).

Swab
To clean something or a name for somebody you don

Swag
Gold and riches.

Titivate
To clean up and make neat.

To be three sheets to the wind
To have drunk too much alcohol.

Walk the plank
To be forced to walk along and off the end of a plank that has been placed over the side of a ship.

Weevil
A kind of beetle that can eat your food before you do.

Weigh anchor
To lift the anchor and be ready to sail.

Ye
Used instead of

Yer
Used instead of