Sailing Terms


I have been reading some books written by Alexander Kent and Dudley Pope. The books are naval fiction that take place from the mid 1700's to the mid 1800's. The stories take place on British ships and use a lot of sailing terms that I have not seen in other books. In the back of Alexander Kent's 9th book called "FORM LINE OF BATTLE!" there is a list of sailing terms. I used that list as a starting point and have added others as I found them. You can also find a lot of nautical terms in your dictionary.

You can download this list in PDF here Sailing Terms