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Adrift
Loose from moorings and out of control.
Aft-end
Near or toward the stern of the vessel.
All hands
The entire ships' company both officer and enlisted.
Allotment
An amount of money a member has coming out of his regular pay.
Aye-aye
Reply to an order meaning "I understand and will comply."
Barracks
building where Sailors live
Below
downstairs
Brightwork
brass or shiny metal kept polished rather than painted
Bunk
a bed
Buoy
an anchored float used as a navigation aid or to mark the location of an object
Carry on
an order to resume work or duties
Cast off
to throw off, to let go, to unfurl
Chit, chit book
coupon or receipt book
Chow hall
place to eat
Colors
ceremony of raising or lowering of national ensign at 0800 and at sunset
Deep six
to throw over the side and dispose of
Ensign
national flag; commisioned officer between chief warrant officer and LTJG
Fast
secured snugly
Field day
general cleaning day, usually before an inspection
First lieutenant
officer responsible to the XO for the deck department/division aboard ship, or the command maintenance supervisor on shore
Flag officer
any commissioned officer in pay grade O-7 or above
Galley
kitchen
Gangway
the opening in a bulwark or lifeline that provides access to a brow or accommodation ladder; an order meaning to clear the way
Gear locker
storage room
Geedunk
candy, gum or cafeteria
General quarters
battle stations
Hatch
door
Head
bathroom
Jack box
access box to sound-powered phone circuitry
Leave
authorized vacation
Liberty
permission to leave base, usually for not more than 48 hours
Mess deck
place to eat
Overhead
ceiling
Passageway
hallway
Quarters
assembling of all hands for muster, instruction, and inspection.
Rack
a bed
Rating
a job specialty title
Reveille
wake up and start of a new day
Scullery
place to wash dishes
Scuttlebutt
drinking fountain or rumor
Secure
lock, put away, or stop work
Sickbay
hospital or medical clinic
Swab
mop
Taps
time to sleep, end of day
Tattoo
five minutes before taps
Topside
upstairs
Turn to
begin work
Working aloft
working at the highest place above the deck; usually on the mast.