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ahoy

An interjection used to hail a ship or a person, or to attract attention.

Arr!

An exclamation.

Avast!

A command meaning stop or desist, from the Italian "basta", meaning stop.

aye (or ay)

Yes; an affirmation.

becalmed

The state of a sailing vessel which cannot move due to a lack of wind.

belay

1. To secure or make fast (a rope, for example) by winding on a cleat or pin.

2. To stop, most often used as a command.


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