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Cast off

To throw off, to let go, to unfurl.

Quarters

Assembling of all hands for muster, instructions, and inspection.

Turn to

Begin work

Secure

Lock, put away, stop work

Lifelines

Lines erected over the weather deck of a ship to prevent personnel from falling or being washed over the side.

Galley

Kitchen

Flag Officer

Any commissioned officer in pay grade O-7 or above.

Colors

Raising or lowering of a national flag. Ceremonies held at 0800 and sunset for hoisting and hauling down the national ensign.

Buoy

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

Barracks

Building where sailors live

All-Hands

The entire ship's company, both officer and enlisted

Adrift

Loose from moorings, out of control, lost, out of hand, lying around

Gangway

An opening in a bulk work or accommodation ladder, and order meaning to clear the way.

Scuttlebutt

Drinking fountain or rumor

Scullery

Place to wash dishes

Working aloft

Working above the highest deck, performing maintenance on the ship's mast.

Topside

Upstairs

Tattoo

5 minutes before taps

Taps

Time to sleep, end of day

Swab

Mop

Sickbay

Hospital, medical clinic

Reveille

Time to wake up, start a new day

Rating

Job specialty title

Passageway

Hallway

Overhead

Ceiling

Liberty

Permission to leave the base, no longer than 48 hours

General quarters

Battle stations

Geedunk

Candy, gum, or a cafeteria

Gear locker

Storage locker

Fathom

A way to measure the depth of water, about 6 feet

Fast

Snugly secure

Ensign

National flag, or the 1st of the officer ranks

Deep six

To dispose of by throwing over the side

Chow hall, Mess deck

Place to eat

Chit, chit book

Coupon, receipt book

Chain locker

Compartment in which anchor chain is stowed

Carry on

An order to resume work or duties

Bunk/rack

Bed

Brightwork

Brass or shiny metal kept polished rather than painted.

Below

Downstairs

Aye-Aye

"I understand and will comply"

Allotment

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

Aft-end

Near or toward the stern of the vessel