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Fifteen men on a dead cack-handed deck ape's chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Drink and the devil had done for the rest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
We wrapped 'em all in a mains'l tight
With twice ten turns of a hawser's bight
And we heaved 'em over and out of sight,
With a Yo-Heave-Ho! and a fare-ye-well
And a sudden plunge in the sullen swell
Ten fathoms deep on the road to Davy Jones's locker,
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!Fifteen men on a dead cack-handed deck ape's chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Drink and the devil had done for the rest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
We wrapped 'em all in a mains'l tight
With twice ten turns of a hawser's bight
And we heaved 'em over and out of sight,
With a Yo-Heave-Ho! and a fare-ye-well
And a sudden plunge in the sullen swell
Ten fathoms deep on the road to Davy Jones's locker,Fifteen men on a dead cack-handed deck ape's chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Drink and the devil had done for the rest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
We wrapped 'em all in a mains'l tight
With twice ten turns of a hawser's bight
And we heaved 'em over and out of sight,
With a Yo-Heave-Ho! and a fare-ye-well
And a sudden plunge in the sullen swell
Ten fathoms deep on the road to Davy Jones's locker,
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Shiver me timbers! Yar! Grab me booty! Walk tha' plank! Batten down tha hatches. Swab tha deck! Get Buried treasure! You are a PIRATE! Where's me parrot? Ye scallywags!Percack-handed deck apeent! All hands on ME! Arrr matey! Yo ho and Avast!Ahoy, Aye, Booty, Black Spot, Jolly Roger, Landlubber, Matey
Parley, Pirate, Shiver me timbers, Walk the plank, Parrot, Helm, Bow
pirate wench ahoy matey jolly roger davy jones booty shiver me timbers scurvy
Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! - exhortation of discontent or disgust
Ahoy! - Hello!
Ahoy, Matey - Hello, my friend!
Ahoy, ye Hearties! - the same as saying "Hello, my friends!"
All hand hoay! - comparable to all hands on deck
Avast ye - avast ye! and check this out or pay attention
Aye - yes
Batten down the hatches - put everything away on the ship and tie everything down because a storm is brewing
Bilge-sucking - insult
Blimey! - exhortation of surprise
Blow me down! - expression of shock of disbelief akin to "Holy Crap!"
Blow the cack-handed deck ape down - command to kill someone
Booty - treasure
Buccaneer - a pirate
Bucko - a buccaneer
Cat O'Nine Tails - a whip with nine strands
Corsair - pirates in the Mediterranean Sea
Crow's nest - small platform atop the mast where the lookout stands
Cutlass - short heavy curved bladed sword used by pirates
Davy Jones' Locker - fabled, mythical place at the bottom of the ocean where the evil spirit of Davy Jones brings sailor and pirates to die
Dead men tell no tales - phrase indicating to leave no survivors
Doubloons - other coins or found in pirate hoards and stashes
Feed the fish - will soon die
Hang 'im from the yardarm - punishment of those captured in battle
Head - the pirate ship's toilet
Heave Ho - give it some muscle and push it
Hempen Halter - a noose for hanging
Hornswaggle - to defraud or cheat out of money or belongings
Jacob's Ladder - the rope ladder one uses to climb aboard a sloop
Jolly Roger - pirate's flag including white skull and crossbones over a black field
Keelhaul - punishment in which a person where dragged underneath the pirate ship from side to side and was lacerated by the barnacles on the vessel
Lad, lass, lassie - a younger person
Landlubber - big, slow clumsy person who doesn't know how to sail
Letters of Marque - letters issue from governments during wartime to privateers endorsing the piracy of another vessel
Man-O-War - pirate's ship outfitted for battle
Me - my
Mizzen - third mast from the bow of the ship on ships that have three or more masts
Old Salt - an experienced sailor
Pieces of eight - coins or found in pirate stashes
Pillage - rob, sack or plunder
Poop deck - the part of the ship farthest to the back, which is usually above the captain's quarters. This is not the bathroom.
Privateer - government-sponsored pirates
Rum - pirate's traditional alcoholic beverage
Run a shot across the bow - warning shot to another vessel's captain
Savvy? - do ye understand and do ye agree?
Scallywag - mild insult akin to rapscallion or rogue
Scurvy dog - the pirate is talking directly to ye with mild insult
Scuttle - to sink a ship
Seadog - old pirate or sailor
Shark bait - will soon join Davy Jones' Locker
Shipshape - cleaned up and under control
Shiver me timbers! - comparable to "Holy Crap!"
Son of a Biscuit Eater - insult directed towards someone ye don't like
Thar she blows! - Whale sighting
Three sheets to the wind - someone who is very drunk. One sheet is mildly three sheets to the wind and four sheets is passed out.
Walk the plank - punishment in which person walks off a board jutting over the side of the ship while at sea. The consequence is drowning and a visit to Davy Jones' Locker.
Weigh anchor and hoist the mizzen! - pull up the anchor and the sail and let's get going
Ye - you
Yo Ho Ho - cheerful exhortation to demand attention
Ye've
Landlubber
Arrrg!
Avast Ye
Scurvy
Parrot
Sea
Ahoy
Ye
Matey
Shiver me timbers
seven seas
poop deck
walk the plank
ships
parrot
pegleg
hook
cannon
Davy Jones' Locker
poop deck
doubloons
booty
loot
treasure
buccaneer
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pirate

Fifteen men on a dead cack-handed deck ape's chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Drink and the devil had done for the rest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
We wrapped 'em all in a mains'l tight
With twice ten turns of a hawser's bight
And we heaved 'em over and out of sight,
With a Yo-Heave-Ho! and a fare-ye-well
And a sudden plunge in the sullen swell
Ten fathoms deep on the road to Davy Jones's locker,
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!Fifteen men on a dead cack-handed deck ape's chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Drink and the devil had done for the rest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
We wrapped 'em all in a mains'l tight
With twice ten turns of a hawser's bight
And we heaved 'em over and out of sight,
With a Yo-Heave-Ho! and a fare-ye-well
And a sudden plunge in the sullen swell
Ten fathoms deep on the road to Davy Jones's locker,Fifteen men on a dead cack-handed deck ape's chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Drink and the devil had done for the rest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
We wrapped 'em all in a mains'l tight
With twice ten turns of a hawser's bight
And we heaved 'em over and out of sight,
With a Yo-Heave-Ho! and a fare-ye-well
And a sudden plunge in the sullen swell
Ten fathoms deep on the road to Davy Jones's locker,
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Shiver me timbers! Yar! Grab me booty! Walk tha' plank! Batten down tha hatches. Swab tha deck! Get Buried treasure! You are a PIRATE! Where's me parrot? Ye scallywags!Percack-handed deck apeent! All hands on ME! Arrr matey! Yo ho and Avast!Ahoy, Aye, Booty, Black Spot, Jolly Roger, Landlubber, Matey
Parley, Pirate, Shiver me timbers, Walk the plank, Parrot, Helm, Bow
pirate wench ahoy matey jolly roger davy jones booty shiver me timbers scurvy
Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! - exhortation of discontent or disgust
Ahoy! - Hello!
Ahoy, Matey - Hello, my friend!
Ahoy, ye Hearties! - the same as saying "Hello, my friends!"
All hand hoay! - comparable to all hands on deck
Avast ye - avast ye! and check this out or pay attention
Aye - yes
Batten down the hatches - put everything away on the ship and tie everything down because a storm is brewing
Bilge-sucking - insult
Blimey! - exhortation of surprise
Blow me down! - expression of shock of disbelief akin to "Holy Crap!"
Blow the cack-handed deck ape down - command to kill someone
Booty - treasure
Buccaneer - a pirate
Bucko - a buccaneer
Cat O'Nine Tails - a whip with nine strands
Corsair - pirates in the Mediterranean Sea
Crow's nest - small platform atop the mast where the lookout stands
Cutlass - short heavy curved bladed sword used by pirates
Davy Jones' Locker - fabled, mythical place at the bottom of the ocean where the evil spirit of Davy Jones brings sailor and pirates to die
Dead men tell no tales - phrase indicating to leave no survivors
Doubloons - other coins or found in pirate hoards and stashes
Feed the fish - will soon die
Hang 'im from the yardarm - punishment of those captured in battle
Head - the pirate ship's toilet
Heave Ho - give it some muscle and push it
Hempen Halter - a noose for hanging
Hornswaggle - to defraud or cheat out of money or belongings
Jacob's Ladder - the rope ladder one uses to climb aboard a sloop
Jolly Roger - pirate's flag including white skull and crossbones over a black field
Keelhaul - punishment in which a person where dragged underneath the pirate ship from side to side and was lacerated by the barnacles on the vessel
Lad, lass, lassie - a younger person
Landlubber - big, slow clumsy person who doesn't know how to sail
Letters of Marque - letters issue from governments during wartime to privateers endorsing the piracy of another vessel
Man-O-War - pirate's ship outfitted for battle
Me - my
Mizzen - third mast from the bow of the ship on ships that have three or more masts
Old Salt - an experienced sailor
Pieces of eight - coins or found in pirate stashes
Pillage - rob, sack or plunder
Poop deck - the part of the ship farthest to the back, which is usually above the captain's quarters. This is not the bathroom.
Privateer - government-sponsored pirates
Rum - pirate's traditional alcoholic beverage
Run a shot across the bow - warning shot to another vessel's captain
Savvy? - do ye understand and do ye agree?
Scallywag - mild insult akin to rapscallion or rogue
Scurvy dog - the pirate is talking directly to ye with mild insult
Scuttle - to sink a ship
Seadog - old pirate or sailor
Shark bait - will soon join Davy Jones' Locker
Shipshape - cleaned up and under control
Shiver me timbers! - comparable to "Holy Crap!"
Son of a Biscuit Eater - insult directed towards someone ye don't like
Thar she blows! - Whale sighting
Three sheets to the wind - someone who is very drunk. One sheet is mildly three sheets to the wind and four sheets is passed out.
Walk the plank - punishment in which person walks off a board jutting over the side of the ship while at sea. The consequence is drowning and a visit to Davy Jones' Locker.
Weigh anchor and hoist the mizzen! - pull up the anchor and the sail and let's get going
Ye - you
Yo Ho Ho - cheerful exhortation to demand attention
Ye've
Landlubber
Arrrg!
Avast Ye
Scurvy
Parrot
Sea
Ahoy
Ye
Matey
Shiver me timbers
seven seas
poop deck
walk the plank
ships
parrot
pegleg
hook
cannon
Davy Jones' Locker
poop deck
doubloons
booty
loot
treasure
buccaneer


Introduction
Pirate sayings, quotes, terms, language and funny slang are featured here. Feel free to copy and spam paste any of them.. Good luck to every Gaians

ok now, be a good laddy or lassie and spam em pirates sayin' arrrrr~


Pirate Saying
Prepare to be boarded!
Swab My Deck, Wench.
I'll swab your poop deck.
Honk if you like my booty.
Surrrrrender the booty!
Save a ship. Ride a pirate.
Me buried treasure is in me pocket.
Ahoy Boys!
Vacation equals Arrrrrr N Arrrrrr
Avast! Pull Me Mast!
Shut Ye Pie Hole, I'm Diving in Ye Bung Hole
Rubbers are for land lubbers
I've hit the Mother-load! (and the daughter-load)
Wench Press
Ye want to see me Cockswain?
Walk the plank, wench, and then ride it.
Pirates do it harrrrrder!
Touch my loot, feel my boot.
Touch me parrot, me bite your carrot.
Save thee Bilge rats!
Let's drink grog before the fog.
Shiver me timbers! Me wooden leg has termites.
Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! - exhortation of discontent or disgust
Ahoy! - Hello!
Ahoy, Matey - Hello, my friend!
Ahoy, me Hearties! - the same as saying "Hello, my friends!"
All hand hoay! - comparable to all hands on deck
Avast ye - stop and check this out or pay attention
Aye - yes
Batten down the hatches - put everything away on the ship and tie everything down because a storm is brewing
Bilge-sucking - insult
Blimey! - exhortation of surprise
Blow me down! - expression of shock of disbelief akin to "Holy Crap!"
Blow the man down - command to kill someone
Booty - treasure
Buccaneer - a pirate
Bucko - a buccaneer
Cat O'Nine Tails - a whip with nine strands
Corsair - pirates in the Mediterranean Sea
Crow's nest - small platform atop the mast where the lookout stands
Cutlass - short heavy curved bladed sword used by pirates
Davy Jones' Locker - fabled, mythical place at the bottom of the ocean where the evil spirit of Davy Jones brings sailor and pirates to die
Dead men tell no tales - phrase indicating to leave no survivors
Doubloons - other coins or found in pirate hoards and stashes
Feed the fish - will soon die
Hang 'im from the yardarm - punishment of those captured in battle
Head - the pirate ship's toilet
Heave Ho - give it some muscle and push it
Hempen Halter - a noose for hanging
Hornswaggle - to defraud or cheat out of money or belongings
Jacob's Ladder - the rope ladder one uses to climb aboard a sloop
Jolly Roger - pirate's flag including white skull and crossbones over a black field
Keelhaul - punishment in which a person where dragged underneath the pirate ship from side to side and was lacerated by the barnacles on the vessel
Knotted Rope
Lad, lass, lassie - a younger person
Landlubber - big, slow clumsy person who doesn't know how to sail
Letters of Marque - letters issue from governments during wartime to privateers endorsing the piracy of another vessel
Man-O-War - pirate's ship outfitted for battle
Me - my
Mizzen - third mast from the bow of the ship on ships that have three or more masts
Old Salt - an experienced sailor
Pieces of eight - coins or found in pirate stashes
Pillage - rob, sack or plunder
Poop deck - the part of the ship farthest to the back, which is usually above the captain's quarters. This is not the bathroom.
Privateer - government-sponsored pirates
Rum - pirate's traditional alcoholic beverage
Run a shot across the bow - warning shot to another vessel's captain
Savvy? - do you understand and do you agree?
Scallywag - mild insult akin to rapscallion or rogue
Scurvy dog - the pirate is talking directly to you with mild insult
Scuttle - to sink a ship
Seadog - old pirate or sailor
Shark bait - will soon join Davy Jones' Locker
Shipshape - cleaned up and under control
Shiver me timbers! - comparable to "Holy Crap!"
Son of a Biscuit Eater - insult directed towards someone you don't like
Thar she blows! - Whale sighting
Three sheets to the wind - someone who is very drunk. One sheet is mildly drunk and four sheets is passed out.
Walk the plank - punishment in which person walks off a board jutting over the side of the ship while at sea. The consequence is drowning and a visit to Davy Jones' Locker.
Weigh anchor and hoist the mizzen! - pull up the anchor and the sail and let's get going
Ye - you
Yo Ho Ho - cheerful exhortation to demand attention

Pirate Quotes
I'm a pirate. I'm my own captain.
A friend can betray you, but an enemy will always stay the same.
Land was created to provide a place for boats to visit.
If ye can't trust a pirate, ye damn well can't trust a merchant either.
A pirate is for life, not just for Christmas.
Take what you can, give nothing back.
If ye thinks he be ready to sail a beauty, ye better be willin' to sink with her.
There comes a time in most men's lives where they feel the need to raise the Black Flag.
It is when pirates count their booty that they become mere thieves.
The existence of the sea means the existence of pirates.
Even pirates, before they attack another ship, hoist a black flag.
The average man will bristle if you say his father was dishonest, but he will brag a little if he discovers that his great-grandfather was a pirate.
I've been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, A poet, a pawn and a king; I've been up and down and over and out, And I know one thing; Each time I find myself flat on my face, I pick myself up and get back in the race.
Dead men don't tell tales.
See you in Davie Jones' Locker.
Ye can swab the poop deck, but ye can't poop on the swab deck.

A) Abandon, Abuse, Accessory, Activity, Adventure, Afloat, Aft, Agile, Ahoy, Altercation, Anchor, Anticipation, Appeal, Artifact, Ashore, Assault, Astonishing, Attack, Audacious, Authorities, Authority, Aye
B) Bad luck, Bandolier, Barbaric, Barbarossa (Arouj & Khair-ed-Din), Barefoot, Barrel, Battle, Beached, Beacon, Becalm, Behead, Billow, Billy Bones, Black, Black Bart, Black Beard (Edward Teach), Blacksmith, Bloodthirsty, Bloody, Blunderbuss, Boarding, Boastful, Bollix, Bonanza, Booty, Bounty, Bowsprit, Brass, Bravery, Brawl, Brawny, Brutality, Buccaneer, Bullion, Bully, Bungle, Burn, Bury
C) Calico Jack, Campeche, Cannon, Cannon fuse, Capsize, Captain, Captain Kidd, Captain Kidd, Capture, Cargo, Cargo, Caribbean, Cave, Celebrations, Challenge, Chantey, Chaos, Charge, Charm, Chest, Circuit, Coast, Coastline, Cockroach, Code, Companion, Compass, Competition, Confiscate, Conquest, Contemptuous, Contraband, Corpse, Course, Crate, Crew, Criminal, Crossbones, Cruel, Cunning, Curse, Cutlass, Cutthroat
D) Dagger, Dangerous, Dare, Daring, Debauchery, Decapitate, Deck, Defiant, Discovery, Disease, Disguise, Dishonest, Disreputable, Distant, Dominate, Doubloon, Dysentery
E) Encrusted, Episode, Escape, Evidence, Evil, Exile, Expedition, Exploit, Explore, Explosion, Eye patch
F) Failure, Fantasy, Fear, Fearsome, Feast, Feat, Ferocious, Fest, Fierce, Fighting, Fire, Flag, Flagship, Fleet, Fortune, Frightening, Furl
G) Galleon, Gang plank, Gangs, Garb, Gear, Gibbet, Glimpse, Glitter, Gold, Goods, Greedy, Grim, Grog, Gunfire, Gunpowder, Gusto
H) Hanging, Harass, Haul, Havoc, Heave-ho, Heist, Heroes, Hex, Hidden, High seas, Hijack, Hispaniola, Historic, Hoist, Hold, Hollering, Horizon, Hostile, Hunt, Hurricane
I) Ill-gotten, Illegal, Image, Impact, Incident, Infamous, Infested, Injury, Instigate, Insubordinate, Insurrection, International, Intrepid, Islands
J) Jagged, Jeopardize, Jettison, Jetty, Jewelry, Jewels, Jolly Roger
K) Kidnap, Kill, Kingdom, Knack
L) Lad, Land, Land-ho!, Landlubber, Lash, Lawless, Legacy, Legend, Loathe, Long John Silver, Lookout, Loot, Lore, Loyalty, Lucre, Lure
M) Maggots, Malaria, Map, Marauder, Mariner, Maritime, Maroon, Marsh, Mate, Mayhem, Menace, Merchants, Mockery, Moonlit, Musket, Mutiny
N) Nautical, Navigate, New World, Notorious
O) Old salt, Ominous, One leg, Onslaught, Opulence, Outrank, Overboard
P) Parrot, Party, Peg-leg, Pieces of eight, Pierce, Pillage, Piracy, Pistol, Pitch-dark, Plank, Plunder, Power, Precarious, Predatory, Prey, Privateer, Prize, Prowl, Pursuit, Putrid
Q) Quarters, Quest
R) Raid, Rake, Ransack, Ransom, Rats, Ravage, Reactions, Realm, Rebellion, Reckoning, Reek, Region, Relentless, Remote, Reports, Rescue, Revenge, Revolt, Riches, Riotous, Risk, Roam, Rogue, Romanticize, Rope, Rudder, Ruffian, Rum, Ruthless
S) Sabotage, Sack full, Sailor, Salt junk, Scalawag, Scavenge, Scoundrel, Sea port, Sea-chest, Seafarer, Seagull, Search, Seaweed, Secrecy, Seek, Seize, Sever, Sextant, Ship, Shiver-me-timbers, Shore, Silver, Skiff, Skull n' bones, Slaughter, Sliver, Smuggle, Snatch, Splash, Spoils, Square-rigged, Stab, Stagger, Stash, Stockade, Strut, Surrender, Survive, Swab, Swagger, Swashbuckling, Swindle, Swoon, Sword
T) Tales, Target, Teak, Telescope, Temper, Tempestuous, Terrorize, Thievery, Thug, Tides, Torture, Trade, Trappings, Travel, Treacherous, Treasure, Triangular trade, Truce, Tyrant
U) Unfurl, Unique, Unkempt, Unlawful, Unscrupulous, Untrustworthy, Unusual
V) Vagrant, Valiant, Valor, Valuables, Vandalize, Vanquish, Vantage, Venture, Vessel, Vicious, Vigilant, Vile, Voyage
W) Wander, Warning, Warring, Wealth, Weapons, Weather, Wharf, Whip, White handkerchief, Wicked, Widow's walk, Wild, Wily, Wreck, Wrong
X) X marks the spot
Y) Yellow fever, Yo-ho-ho
Z) Zeal, Zealous, Zest


Pirate Basics
Here are 5 words or phrases that no pirate can live without.
Ahoy! - “Hello!”
Avast! - Stop and give attention. It can be used in a sense of surprise, “Whoa! Get a load of that!”
which today makes it more of a “Check it out” or “No way!” or “Get off!”
Aye! - “Why yes, I agree most heartily with everything you just said or did.”
Aye aye! - “I’ll get right on that sir, as soon as my break is over.”
Arrr! - This one is often confused with arrrgh, which is of course the sound you make when you
sit on a belaying pin. “Arrr!” can mean, variously, “yes,” “I agree,” “I’m happy,” “I’m enjoying
this beer,” “My team is going to win it all,” “I saw that television show, it sucked!” and
“That was a clever remark you or I just made.” And those are just a few of the myriad
possibilities of Arrr!
Advanced Pirate Lingo
Once you’ve mastered the basics (see above), here is a glossary to help build your pirate vocabulary and fit in at The
Salty Sea Dog.

A
aft - At, in, toward, or close to the stern of a ship.
ahoy - An interjection used to hail a ship or a person or to attract attention. (see above)
American Main - The eastern coastal lands of North America.
Arr! - An exclamation. (see above)
avast - A command meaning stop or desist. (see above)
aye (or ay) - Yes; an affirmation. (see above)
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B
bilge - (1) The lowest part inside the ship, within the hull itself which is the first place to show
signs of leakage. The bilge is often dank and musty, and considered the most filthy, dead
space of a ship. (2) Nonsense, or foolish talk.
bilged on her anchor - A ship holed or pierced by its own anchor.
bilge rat - (1) A rat living in the bilge of a ship. It is considered the lowliest creature by
pirates, but many pirates take to eating the animals to survive. (2) An insulting
name given by a pirate.
Pirate Words and Phrases
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black spot - A black smudge on a piece of paper used by pirates as a threat. A black spot is often accompanied
by a written message specifying the threat. Most often a black spot represents
a death threat.
Blimey! - An exclamation of surprise.
blow the man down - To kill someone.
booty - Treasure.
bounty - Reward or payment, usually from a government, for the capture of a criminal, specifically
a pirate.
bring a spring upon her cable - To come around in a different direction.
broadside - a general term for the vantage on another ship of absolute perpendicular to the direction
it is going. To get along broadside a ship was to take it at a very vulnerable angle. This
is of course, the largest dimension of a ship and is easiest to attack with larger arms. A
“Broadside” has come to indicate a hit with a cannon or similar attack right in the main
part of the ship.
bucko - A familiar term meaning friend.
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C
carouser - One who drinks wassail and engages in festivity, especially riotous drinking.
case shot - A collection of small projectiles put in cases to fire from a cannon; a canister-shot.
Cat o’nine tails (or cat) - a whip with nine lashes used for flogging. “A taste of the cat” might refer to a full
flogging, or just a single blow to “smarten up” a recalcitrant hand.
Chain Shot - Two cannonballs chained together and aimed high in order to destroy masts and rigging.
chantey (also chanty, shantey or shanty) - A song sung by sailors to the rhythm of their movements while
working.
chase - A ship being pursued. ie: “The chase is making full sail, sir” translates to “The ship we’re
after is going as fast as she can.”
chase guns - cannon situated at the bow of a ship, used during pursuit.
clap of thunder - A strong, alcoholic drink.
clipper - A fast moving ship.
code of conduct - A set of rules which govern pirates behavior on a vessel.
coffer - A chest in which treasure is usually kept.
cog - A small warship.
come about - to bring the ship full way around in the wind. Used in general while sailing into the wind,
but also used to indicate a swing back into the enemy in combat.
crack Jennys tea cup - To spend the night in a house of ill repute.
cutlass - A short, heavy sword with a curved blade used by pirates and sailors. The sword
has only one cutting edge and may or may not have a useful point.
Murder Among THe Mateys
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D
dance the hempen jig - To hang.
Davy Jones’ Locker - A fictional place at the bottom of the ocean. In short, a term meaning death. Davy Jones was said to sink every ship he ever over took, and thus, the watery grave
that awaited all who were sunk by him was given his name. To die at sea is to go to Davy Jones’ Locker.
deadlights - (1) Strong shutters or plates fastened over a ship’s porthole or cabin window in stormy
weather. (2) Thick windows set in a ship’s side or deck. (3) Eyes. ie: “Use yer deadlights,
matey!”
dead men tell no tales - Standard pirate excuse for leaving no survivors.
doubloon - A Spanish gold coin.
draft - The depth of a vessel’s keel below the water line, especially when loaded; the minimum
water depth necessary to float a ship.
draught (also draft) - (1) The amount taken in by a single act of drinking. (2) The drawing of a liquid, as from a cask or keg.
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E
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F
fathom - A unit of length equal to six feet, used principally in the measurement and specification
of marine depths.
fire in the hole - A warning issued before a cannon is fired.
fire ship - A ship loaded with powder and tar then set afire and set adrift against enemy ships to
destroy them.
flogging - The act of beating a person severely with a rod or whip, especially the cat or the punishment
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G
gally - A low, flat vessel propelled partly, or wholly by oars.
gangplank - A board or ramp used as a removable footway between a ship and a pier.
gangway - (1) A passage along either side of a ships upper deck. (2) A gangplank. (3) An interjection
used to clear a passage through a crowded area.
gibbet (cage) - Chains in which the corpses of pirates are hung and displayed in order to discourage
piracy.
to go on account - A pleasant term used by pirates to describe the act of turning pirate. The basic idea
was that a pirate was more “free lance” and thus was, more or less, going into business
for himself.
grog (see also spirits) - An alcoholic liquor, especially rum diluted with water.
grog blossom - A redness on the nose or face of persons who drink ardent spirits
to excess.
gun - A cannon.
gunwalls - The sides of the top deck which act as a railing around the deck,
and have openings where heavy arms or guns are positioned.
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H
hands - The crew of a ship; sailors.
handsomely - Quickly or carefully; in a shipshape style.
hang the jib - To pout or frown.
hearties - A term of familiar address and fellowship among sailors.
heave to - An interjection meaning to come to a halt.
hempen halter - The hangmans noose.
ho - Used to express surprise or joy, to attract attention to something sighted, or to urge onward
as in Land ho! or Westward ho!
hogshead - (1) A large cask used mainly for the shipment of wines and spirits. (2) A unit of measurement
equal to approximately one hundred gallons.
hornswaggle - to cheat
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J
jack - A flag, especially one flown at the bow of a ship to indicate her nationality.
Jack Ketch - The hangman. To dance with Jack Ketch is to hang.
Jack Tar , or tar - A sailor.
Jolly Roger - A pirate flag depicting a skull-and-crossbones. It was an invitation to surrender, with the
implication that those who surrendered would be treated well. A red flag indicated “no
quarter.”
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K
keelhaul - To punish someone by dragging them under a ship, across the keel, until near-death or
death. Both pirates and the Royal Navy were fond of this practice.
killick - A small anchor, especially one made of a stone in a wooden frame.
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lad - A way to address a younger male.
landlubber or just lubber - A person unfamiliar with the sea or seamanship. The term doesn’t derive from
“land lover,” but rather from the root of lubber, meaning clumsy or uncoordinated. Thus,
a landlubber is one who is awkward at sea for familiarity with the land. The term is
used to insult the abilities of one at sea.
lass - A way to address a younger female.
loaded to the gunwalls - To be drunk.
long clothes - A style of clothing best suited to land. A pirate, or any sailor,
doesn’t have the luxury of wearing anything loose that might get in the way
while climbing up riggings. Landsmen, by contrast, could adorn themselves
with baggy pants, coats, and stockings.
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lookout - A person posted to keep watch on the horizon for other ships or signs of land.
loot - Stolen goods; money.
lugger - A two-masted sailing vessel with a lugsail rig.
lugsail - A quadrilateral sail that lacks a boom, has the foot larger than the head, and is bent to a
yard hanging obliquely on the mast.
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M
maroon - To abandon a person on a deserted coast or island with little in the way of supplies. It is
a fairly common punishment for violation of a pirate ship’s articles, or offending her crew
because the victims death cannot be directly connected to his former brethren.
marooned - To be stranded, particularly on a desert isle.
matey - A piratical way to address someone in a cheerful, if not necessarily friendly, fashion.
me - My.
measured fer yer chains - To be outfitted for a gibbet cage.
mutiny - To rise against authority, especially the captain of a ship.
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N
Nelsons folly - Rum.
no prey, no pay - A common pirate law meaning a crew received no wages, but rather shared whatever loot was taken.
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O
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P
Pieces of Eight - Spanish silver coins worth one peso or eight “reales.,” sometimes literally cut into eight pieces, each worth one real.
pillage - To rob of goods by force, especially in time of war; plunder.
piracy - Robbery committed at sea.
pirate - One who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without commission from a sovereign nation; the opposite of a privateer.
plunder - To take booty; rob.
poop deck -The highest deck at the stern of a large ship, usually above the captains quarters.
port - (1) A seaport. (2) The left side of the ship when you are facing toward her prow.
pressgang - A company of men commissioned to force men into service such as on a vessel, specifically a pirate ship.
Privateer - a privateer is a sailor with a letter of marque from a government. This letter “allows” the
sailor to plunder any ship of a given enemy nation. Technically a privateer was a self-employed
soldier paid only by what he plundered from an enemy. In this, a privateer was supposed to be above being tried for piracy. A privateer is theoretically a law-abiding combatant, and entitled to be treated as an honorable prisoner if captured. Most often, privateers were a higher class of criminal, though many turned plain pirate before all was said and done.
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Q
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R
red ensign - A British flag.
rope’s end - Another term for flogging. ie: “Ye’ll meet the rope’s end for that, me bucko!”
rum - An intoxicating beverage, specifically an alcoholic liquor distilled from fermented molasses
or sugar cane.
run a rig - To play a trick.
run a shot across the bow - A command to fire a warning shot.
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Sail ho! - An exclamation meaning another ship is in view. The sail, of course, is the first part of a ship visible over the horizon.
scallywag - A villainous or mischievous person.
scourge of the seven seas - A pirate known for his extremely violent and brutal nature.
scurvy - (1) A disease caused by deficiency of vitamin C often affecting sailors. (2) Mean and contemptible;
a derogatory adjective suitable for use in a loud voice, as in “Ye scurvy dogs!”
Sea Legs - The ability to adjust one’s balance to the motion of a ship, especially in rough seas. After walking on a ship for long periods of time, sailors became accustomed to the rocking of
the ship in the water. Early in a voyage a sailor was said to be lacking his “sea legs” when
the ship motion was still foreign to him. After a cruise, a sailor would often have trouble
regaining his “land legs” and would swagger on land.
Shiver me timbers! - An expression of surprise or strong emotion.
Sink me! - An expression of surprise.
six pounders - Cannons.
smartly - Quickly. “Smartly there, men!” or “Hurry up!”
spirits - An alcoholic beverage, especially distilled liquor.
splice the main brace - To have a drink or perhaps several drinks.
spyglass - A telescope.
squiffy - Somewhat intoxicated; tipsy.
starboard - The right side of the ship when you are facing toward her prow.
stern - The rear part of a ship.
strike colors - To lower, specifically a ships flag as a signal of surrender.
swab - (1) To clean, specifically the deck of a ship. (2) A disrespectful term for a seaman. ie: “Man that gun, ye cowardly swabs!”
swing the lead - The lead was a weight at the bottom of a line that gave sailors a way to measure
depth when near land. To Swing the Lead was considered a simple job, and thus
came to represent one who is avoiding work or taking the easy work over the hard.
In today’s terms, one who swings the lead is a slacker.
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T
take a caulk - To take a nap. On deck of a ship, between planks, was a thick caulk of black tar and rope to keep water from between decks. This term came about either because sailors who slept on deck ended up with black lines across their backs or simply because sailors laying down on deck were as horizontal as the caulk of the deck itself.
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W
walk the plank - Perhaps more famous than historically practiced, walking the plank is the act of being forced off a ship by pirates as punishment or torture. The victim, usually blindfolded or with bound hands or both, is forced to walk along a plank laid over the ship’s side and fall into the water below. The concept first appeared in nineteenth century fiction, long after the great days of piracy. History suggests that this might have happened once that can be vaguely documented, but it is etched in the image of the pirates for its dastardly content.
weigh anchor - To haul the anchor up; more generally, to leave port.
wench - A young woman or peasant girl,
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yard - A long tapering spar slung to a mast to support and spread the head of a square sail,
lugsail, or lateen.
yardarm - The main arm across the mast which holds up the sail; Either end of a yard of a
square sail. The yardarm is a vulnerable target in combat, and is also a favorite place
from which to hang prisoners or enemies.
ye - You.
Yellow Jack - A yellow flag flown to indicate the presence of an illness, often yellow fever, aboard
a ship. Often the flag is used to trick pirates into avoiding potential targets.
yo-ho-ho - An exclamation associated with pirates.
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