Nautical terms

by gerb0150wr
(92 terms)
term Description
tacking
convoy
about
man overboard
abandon ship
afloat
ahoy
anchor
buoy
ballast
bar
bank
batten
batten down the hatches
battle stations
bear away
bearing
below decks
boom
dead in the water
rigging
leg A portion of a journey
dock
course
doldrums
broadside
fore
capsize
maritime
shipwreck
leeway
come to
come about
dead ahead
outboard
inboard
line
lee side
leeward
aft
starboard
port Both a side of the ship and a city that has a harbor
offshore
quay
pirate
scuttling
harbor
dry dock
mooring
mariner
manifest
pitch
jury rig
furl
green-to-green
dinghy
knot Both the physical kind involving a rope and the unit of speed
regatta
surge
sway
nautical mile
torpedo
heave
lay
lookout
lay day
launch
pier
wharf
roll
reaching
slip
christen
stay
tack
yaw
land ahoy!
aboveboard (US), above board (UK)
log
captain's log
ship's log
admiral
afore
run aground
all hands on deck
aye-aye
between the devil and the deep blue sea
seaman
boatswain
clean bill of health
compass
derrick