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Pirate Captain Glossary

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  • abaft: across, to the other side of the
  • abeam:directly to the side; right angle to the keel
  • accommodation ladder: steps up the side of the ship
  • aft: rear, back, toward the stern
  • afterguard: seamen assignment is on the quarterdeck
  • aftersail: a sail behind the main sail
  • ahoo: 18th century nautical for “chaotic” or “messy”
  • “All stations!”: everyone to man his post
  • amidships: on or near the middle or waist
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