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at seaOn the ocean or sea, typically of a ship or person aboard a ship.Rate it:

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aye aye, sirThe correct and seamanlike reply, onboard a Royal Navy (or U.S. Navy) ship, on receipt of an order from someone of senior rank or authority. It means "I understand the command and hasten to comply with the order."Rate it:

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b.s.'Bull ship', abbreviated.Rate it:

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banyan dayIn British naval tradition, this originally referred to a day of the week when galley kitchens served no meat on board ship.Rate it:

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banyan dayIn modern usage it refers to a picnic or cookout for the ship's crew.Rate it:

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bitter endThat part of an anchor cable which is abaft the bitts and thus remains onboard when a ship is riding at anchor.Rate it:

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brace of shakesThe time taken for a sail to shake or shiver twice as a ship comes into the wind.Rate it:

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bridgeAn elevated platform above the upper deck of a mechanically propelled ship from which it is navigated and from which all activities on deck can be seen and controlled by the captain, etc; smaller ships have a wheelhouse, and sailing ships were controlled from a quarterdeck.Rate it:

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cast offTo let go a cable or rope securing a vessel to a buoy, wharf etc so that she may proceed.Rate it:

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companyThe entire crew of a ship.Rate it:

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deadweightThe largest weight of cargo a ship is able to carry; i.e, the weight of a ship when fully loaded minus its weight when empty.Rate it:

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deep-sixTo throw something overboard from a ship.Rate it:

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engine roomA compartment on a ship in which the engine machinery is located.Rate it:

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flog a dead horseTo attempt to get extra work out of a ship's crew during the dead horse period.Rate it:

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Flying DutchmanA Dutch-flagged clipper that is very fast sailing, and never makes it to port, seen on the high seas, where upon being hailed, occupants request information on persons long dead, or leave messages for said people. It is considered bad luck to meet said ship.Rate it:

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Flying DutchmanA ship of similar qualities to the Flying Dutchman.Rate it:

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Flying DutchmanA ghost ship.Rate it:

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from stem to sternOver the full length of a ship or boat, from the front end of the vessel to the back end.Rate it:

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go by the boardTo estimate the velocity of a boat or ship in knots by casting overboard the knotted line to whose end is attached the lead and thereafter counting the knots in the line as it goes aft along the side boards of the vessel.Rate it:

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go by the boardTo fall or to go overboard; to be cast over the side of a ship.Rate it:

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hit the deckAnnouncement to ship's personnel via P.A. system to arise and leave sleeping quarters.Rate it:

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jump shipTo depart a project without warning.Rate it:

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jump shipTo part from a ship.Rate it:

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like rats from a sinking shipQuickly but in futility, away from a failing projectRate it:

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long shotSomething unlikely; something that has little chance of happening or working. The term arose from the accuracy of early ship guns, which were effective only at close range and unlikely to hit the mark at any great distance.Rate it:

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loose cannonA cannon that breaks loose during battle or a storm and causes serious damage to the ship and its crew.Rate it:

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man upHis station, prepared for departure of an aircraft, ship, etc.Rate it:

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Mary Celestea ship found empty of all people, in good condition, seemingly abandoned on the high seasRate it:

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Mary Celestea ghost shipRate it:

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put byTo run a ship aground intentionally to avoid a collision.Rate it:

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sea legsAbility to travel by ship without becoming seasick.Rate it:

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sea legsThe ability, when walking aboard ship, to anticipate the motion of the deck so as to walk steadily without losing balance.Rate it:

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shape up or ship outTo either improve one's behavior or else be required to leave; to either improve one's performance in an activity or else withdraw from that activity completely.Rate it:

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shroudA rope or cable serving to support the mast sideways.Rate it:

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sinking shipSomething which is doomed; a lost cause; an impending debacle; an ongoing disaster.Rate it:

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skeleton crewThe minimum number of personnel needed to operate and maintain an item at its most simple operating requirements, such as a ship or business, during an emergency or shut down, and at the same time, to keep vital functions operating.Rate it:

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speak another vesselMy Captain signaled with pennants',/came within hailing distance 'spoke with megaphone. He learned SKIPPER of upwind ship/Mandarin/ two masted schooner es 'Mandarin's Skipper's spouse aboard as assistant navigator:Rate it:

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spoil the ship for a hap'orth of tarTo have something important fail for want of a small amount of money or effort.Rate it:

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steady the shipTo bring under controlRate it:

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stem to sternStem is the main upright timber at the bow of a ship (front) & stern is the rear part of a ship or boat (back) Means entirely or beginning to end.Rate it:

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strip offTo remove anything by stripping, e.g. items of clothing or paint from the side of a ship.Rate it:

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take abackOf a ship: to catch it with the sails aback suddenly.Rate it:

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the flying dutchmanlegendary ghost shipRate it:

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tight shipA well-organized and highly disciplined organization.Rate it:

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up and downVertical; perpendicular; said of the cable when the anchor is under, or nearly under, the hawse hole, and the cable is taut.Rate it:

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