Definitions

Sorry, no definitions found.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

Sorry, no example sentences found.

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • whereon they give pecking orders? oh ho ho

    *shame*

    May 11, 2009

  • Also, at least later in time, a ship captained by a woman: Hen Frigates: Passion and Peril, Nineteenth-Century Women at Sea, by Joan Druett. (A book I tried to read once without success.)

    September 8, 2008

  • "... a sea phrase, originally applied to a ship, the captain of which had his wife on board, supposed to command him."
    - Francis Grose, 'The Vulgar Tongue'.

    September 8, 2008