I would like to start this thread to get input from everyone on the different terms and sayings that are known in the mariner’s lingo. State the term and describe the meaning and history behind it, or ask about one you’ve heard of and are not sure about the meaning or history. I’ve always found this to be a fascinating topic and cannot recall seeing it here.
Example: [U]Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey.[/U] Reference to the contraction of brass racks in cold weather that stored cannon balls.
Thanks for playing,