Want to talk like a pirate? Here's a list of words and phrases used by pirates!
Try them out and impress the crew and your fellow passengers on your Pirate Adventure!

Landlubber
A sailor's name for someone who has never been at sea

"Shiver me timbers!"
An expression of surprise.

Buccaneer
Akind of pirate that sailed the Caribbean in the 1600's.

Port
A sailor's word for "left"

Starboard
A sailor's word for "right"

"Yo ho ho!"
an expression used by jolly pirates

"Land ho!"
"I see land"

Scurvy
A disease caused by lack of vitamin C

"Weigh anchor!"
"Haul up the anchor and set sail!"

Merchantman
A trading ship loaded with cargo

Prize
a captured ship

Sea legs
As soon as sailors were able to walk easily across the rolling deck and not get seasick, they had their "sea legs"

"Swab the deck!"
"mop the ship's deck"

"About the leaks!"
An order to fix the leaks in the hull

Barnacle
Small shellfish that attaches itself to underside of the ship

Broadside
Ablast from all the guns and cannons on one side of a ship

Calico
Brightly colored cotton fabric.

Careen
To pull a ship onto its side in order to clean its hull.

Cargo
The goods carried by a ship.

Code of conduct
A set of rules that told pirates how they should behave.

Deserted
Describing a place where no people live.

Duel
A fight between two people armed with swords or pistols.

Figurehead
A carving of a person, usually of wood, on the front of a ship.

Galleon
A large ship, usually with three masts and square sails.

Galley
A ship that uses oars to move.

Harbor
A place where ships are sheltered from rough waves.

Maroon
To leave someone on a deserted island.

Mock Trial
A game in which pirates pretend to be judges, lawyers and prisoners in a courtroom

Pardon
To excuse a person's crimes.

Pillory
A wooden frame with holes to hold a person's head and hands.

Pistol
A gun that is held in one hand.

Privateer
A pirate loyal to the king, queen, or government of a country.

Schooner
A ship with triangular sails and two or more masts.

Sloop
A sailboat with a single mast and two sails.