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monkey board

monkey board n. a small or narrow elevated platform on which a person stands (to operate a vehicle or machinery, or to perform other work). Editorial Note: While early in its history monkey board referred to a conductor’s place on wheeled vehicles...

geedunk

geedunk
 n.— «geedunk, naval term for dessert, candy, junk food, or a place to buy same.» —by Robert McKenna Dictionary of Nautical Literacy June 23, 2003. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

dockominium

dockominium  n.— «One response has been the rise of the dockominium, an idea that started in Florida’s year-round boating environment. Marinas sell boat slips like real estate, assuring the owner perpetual ownership, tax write-offs for...

hot bunk

hot bunk  n.— «Hot desking—also known as “location-independent working”—derives its name from the naval practice of “hot bunking,” where sailors on different shifts would share the same bunk to save space...

thalweg

thalweg  n.— «Then, former president, Saddam Hussein, disputed the Algiers Accord, which ruled the maritime border between the two countries ran along the median line of the deep-water channel, also known as the thalweg.» —“AM:...

sailor mongering

sailor mongering  n.— «Sailor mongering was rife in the 19th century when brothels sent prostitutes laden with booze onto ships as they made their way to harbor. The idea was to get the sailors so drunk they could be whisked to shore and...

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