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Old 07-03-2013, 14:33   #1
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My Favorite Nautical Terms...

I just wrote about my Top Ten Favorite Nautical Terms, including such gems as "baggywrinkle" and "dolphin striker".

What are your favorite nautical terms or phrases? Have any good nautical word history to share?
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Old 07-03-2013, 14:36   #2
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"Rope thingy"

Although I'm pretty sure it's not a technical term, I seem to hear it a lot from my "crew." pete
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Old 07-03-2013, 14:44   #3
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Old 07-03-2013, 14:53   #4
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A sheet in the winds eye
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Old 07-03-2013, 14:56   #5
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Euphroe and snotter also "seen off" a navy term meaning to be cheated out of something.
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Old 07-03-2013, 15:12   #7
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That's what you say when the yard bill arrives.
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That's what you say when the yard bill arrives.
Or when someone drags over your hook..
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Old 07-03-2013, 15:40   #9
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Over VHF-- " no ****?--you r-e-a-l-l-y thought that 4 meant 4 fathoms--no **** ???"
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"Golden Rivet"

Was that just a British term, or did other Navy's have one hidden away somewhere. Be careful if you go looking for one.
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"Topless deckhands"
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"boat buck" and "deck head"
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My favorite; "now what"
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Three sheets to the wind.
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