Pirates are always popular. From children's stories like Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson to classic swashbuckling films with Errol Flynn, or the recent Disney Pirates of the Caribbean movies, pirates fascinate and captivate. They also have their own way of talking, and live in a world very different from our own. That's where this dictionary comes in. Here you'll find all the common words and phrases pirates used, and the stories of many famous pirates too.
The structure that runs lengthwise alogn the bottom of a ship. Some ships have keeps that extend downward to create a ridge that increases stability.
To punish someone by dragging him from one side of a boat to the other, passing under the keel in the process and being hurt by whatever barnacles or other objects on the ship he came into contact with.
Another name for rum.
A mythical sea monster alleged to appear off the coast of Norway. There is no record of a sighting of a Kraken in the Carribean.