n.— «Pissdale. Compound word for a place on deck where the crew formerly “went”; a special scupper for that purpose. “Piss” is an Old French word, originally not offensive; “dale” is from Old Norse “dael” and means “hole.”» —by David O’Neal The Sailor’s Hornbook Nov. 16, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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