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Adrift

Loose from moorings and out of control (applied to anything lost, out of hand, or left lying about)

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Aft-End

Near or toward the stern of the vessel

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All Hands

The entire ship's company, both Officer and Enlisted

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Allotment

An amount of money a member has coming out of his regular pay

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Aye-Aye

Reply to an order or command meaning "I understand and will comply"

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Barracks

Building where Sailors live

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Below

Downstairs

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Brightwork

Brass or shiny metal kept polished rather than painted

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Bunk or Rack

Bed

10

Buoy

An anchored float used as an aid to navigation or to mark the location of an object

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Carry On

An order to resume work or duties

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Cast Off

To throw off; to let go; to unfurl

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Chain Locker

Compartment in which anchor chain is stowed

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Chit, Chit Book

Coupon or receipt book

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Colors

Raising or lowering of a national flag, Ceremonies held at 0800 and sunset for hoisting and hauling down the National Ensign

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Deep Six

To dispose of by throwing over the side

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Ensign

National flag; Commissioned Officer between the rank of Chief Warrant Officer and Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Fast

Snugly secured

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Fathom

A unit of length (equal to 6 feet) used for measuring the depth of water

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Flag Officer

Any Commissioned Officer in paygrade 0-7 or above

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Galley

Kitchen

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Gangway

An opening in a bulwark or lifeline that provides access to a brow or accommodation ladder; an order meaning to clear the way

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Gear Locker

Storage room

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Geedunk

Candy, gum or cafeteria

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General Quarters

Battle stations

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Liberty

Permission to leave the base (usually for not more than 48 hours)

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Lifeline

Lines erected around the weatherdecks of a ship to prevent personnel from falling or being washed over the side

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Overhead

Ceiling

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Passageway

Hallway

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Quarters

Assembling of all hands for muster, instruction, and inspection