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flintlock: A lock for a gun or pistol having a flint in the hammer for striking a spark to ignite the charge

 

 

flotilla: A group or fleet of ships

 

 

for'ard, forward: Towards the bow or front of the vessel (see ship parts)

 

 

fore and aft rig: Sails that are set in line with the vessel rather than at right angles to it

 

 

forecastle, fo'c's'le: A compartment at the head of the vessel to house the sailors' living quarters (see ship parts)

 

 

foremast: The vertical spar (wooden pole) stepped nearest the bow

(see ship parts)  

 

 

foresail: The lowest sail on the foremast of a square rigged vessel

(see sails and rigging)

 

 

foretopsail: The next sail above the foresail (see sails and rigging)

 

 

Frañol: A dialect fusion of French and Spanish as spoken by Magdalena

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galleon: A large Spanish square rigged ship of the 16th to 18th centuries

 

 

galley: The kitchen of a ship

 

 

gangway: A passageway or ladder.

 

 

grenade: A weapon commonly used by pirates

 

 

guava: an edible pale orange tropical fruit with pink, juicy flesh and a strong, sweet aroma

 

 

guinea: the sum of 21 shillings

 

 

gun port: The opening in the side of the ship where the cannon protrudes

 

 

gunwale: Upper edge of the hull (Name derived from the place where you rest your gun to take aim)  

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