Ahoy, mateys! When you start boating it can seem a bit daunting with all the terms and all the parts of the boats but here are a few particularly strange ones used on ships.
A lot of the nautical dictionary comes from the great age of sailing ships, the 16th to the 18th century and mostly influenced by the English and the Dutch language.
• Bottomry - Using the ship as collateral to finance a sea voyage
• Demurrage - Delay of vessel's departure or loading with cargo
• Escutcheon - Part of ship's stern where name is displayed
• Loxodograph - Device used to record ship's travels
• Orlop - Lowest deck in a ship having four or more decks
You never know when these terms will be useful…….pub quiz!